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Captain America captures North America box office LOS ANGELES: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" conquered the North American box office in its debut weekend, becoming the top-earning movie so far this year, industry estimates showed on Sunday.The superhero saga from Disney's Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $96.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.The 3-D, $170 million sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger" outearned this year's previous box office winner "The Lego Movie," which in February grossed $69 million in its first weekend.Biblical epic "Noah," meanwhile, was the box office runner up in its second weekend, with $17 million in ticket sales. The action drama reunites Russell Crowe with Jennifer Connelly, his co-star from 2001's "A Beautiful Mind."In third place, with $13 million, was teen adventure "Divergent," the dystopian tale of a young woman in a futuristic society, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name.Religiously ...

'Divergent' debuts as US box office champ LOS ANGELES: Teen adventure "Divergent" emerged as the North American box office champion at the weekend, leaving also just-released "Muppets Most Wanted" trailing in a distant second place, industry figures showed Monday.Taking an estimated $54.6 million, "Divergent," the dystopian tale of a young woman in a futuristic society, is based on the popular young adult novel of the same name.There had been rumors that the movie, targeting the same teen audience as the blockbuster "Hunger ...
Jalib remembered on his 86th birth anniversary ISLAMABAD: Renowned revolutionary poet Habib Jalib remembered on his 86th birth anniversary on Monday.A left-wing activist and politician, Jalib was a staunch democrat who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression.He was a progressive writer. He used to grab the audience with his enthusiastic recitation of poetry.He wrote in plain language, adopted a simple style and addressed common people and issues.The conviction behind his words, the music of his voice and his emotional energy coupled ...
'Divergent' teen warriors defeat 'Muppets' at box office LOS ANGELES: Futuristic thriller "Divergent", the story of a society that divides people based on personality traits, dominated weekend movie charts with $56 million in US and Canadian ticket sales, according to estimates released on Sunday. Walt Disney Co family comedy "Muppets Most Wanted" finished in second place, nabbing $16.5 million from Friday through Sunday, research firm Rentrak said. Animated "Mr. Peabody & Sherman", produced by Dreamworks Animation Inc, took the No. 3 slot with ...
Mir Taqi Mir's 204th death anniversary on 15th March ISLAMABAD: The 204th death anniversary of the leading Urdu poet of the eighteenth century Mir Taqi Mir will be observed on Saturday.He is respected as one of the pioneers who shaped the Urdu language. His original name was Muhammad Taqi and pen name was Mir. He was one of the principal poets of the Delhi School of Urdu ghazal, and arguably remains the foremost name in Urdu poetry, PTV news reported.Mir Taqi Mir was born ...
Habib Jalib's 20th death anniversary observed ISLAMABAD: The 20th death anniversary of renowned revolutionary poet Habib Jalib was observed on Wednesday.His famous collections include Sir-e-Maqtal, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Gumbad-e-Bedar and Kulyaat-e-Habib Jalib.Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 as Habib Ahmad in a village near Hoshiarpur in British India and died on March 12, 1993.Jalib was a staunch democrat who opposed martial laws, authoritarianism and state oppression. He wrote his legendary poem "Dastoor" during imprisonment in martial law regime ...
'My private life is my private life' says Hollande friend Gayet NEW YORK: French actress Julie Gayet, who has been linked to President Francois Hollande, fended off questions about their relationship Saturday in New York."My private life is my private life," Gayet shot back when a reporter asked about her personal life, as she took part in a showing and discussion of her documentary "Cineast(e)s" in Manhattan.The crowd booed when questions veered into Gayet's private life. And her fans cheered her refusal to answer."Everything is going ...


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