One Direction and a new direction for parenting with tech
The animated Despicable Me 2, made for $76 million, has collected $354.6 million in domestic theaters for Universal Pictures since its opening on July 3, according to Box Office Mojo — second only to Walt Disney Co.s Iron Man sequel among releases since May. The biggest films are getting increasingly bigger and the vulnerability for everyone else is growing, Christopher Meledandri, producer of Despicable Me 2, said in an interview. Fast & Furious 6, the latest of the car-chase sagas, has generated $238.6 million domestically. Other summer movies that have topped $200 million in the U.S. include Man of Steel from Time Warner Inc. (TWX) s Warner Bros., Monsters University from Disney and Star Trek Into Darkness from Paramount. Studios, Theater Split Studios typically split box-office revenue with theater owners, then collect later fees from outlets such as DVD sales, cable-channel play and on-demand viewing. After production and marketing costs, few movies make back their investment while in theaters. This summer, some big-budget movies flopped, including Johnny Depp s The Lone Ranger and Sonys After Earth with Will Smith . Studios may be more selective in the future about releasing expensive movies that arent sequels, Dergarabedian said. The Lone Ranger, made for about $225 million, has generated $88.1 million domestically. Disney, based in Burbank , California , will record a loss of as much as $190 million on the film this quarter. After Earth, made for $130 million according to Box Office Mojo, has collected $60.5 million in the U.S.
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One Direction: This Is Us, Sony, $18,472,875, 2,735 locations, $6,754 average, $18,472,875, one week. 3. Were the Millers, Warner Bros., $16,288,094, 3,445 locations, $4,728 average, $113,240,012, four weeks. 4. Planes, Disney, $10,882,322, 3,259 locations, $3,339 average, $73,969,992, four weeks. 5. Instructions Not Included, Lionsgate, $10,378,558, 348 locations, $29,823 average, $10,378,558, one week. 6. Elysium, Sony, $8,420,783, 2,539 locations, $3,317 average, $80,524,512, four weeks. 7. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Sony, $7,069,709, 3,118 locations, $2,267 average, $24,523,893, two weeks. 8. The Worlds End, Focus, $6,511,335, 1,553 locations, $4,193 average, $18,320,569, two weeks.
(Photo: Ian Gavan Getty Images for Sony Pictures) Story Highlights One Direction’s concert/documentary ‘This Is Us’ opened Friday There are no mention of girlfriends despite several bandmembers’ high-profile relationships Zayne Malik is engaged to be married and Harry Styles dated pop star Taylor Swift SHARECONNECT 11 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE One thing noticeably missing from One Direction’s concert film and documentary This Is Us — the band members’ girlfriends. There are long shots of excited, even crying, fans, screaming for the five members of the right-now boy band — Niall Horan, 19, Zayn Malik, 20, Liam Payne, 19, Harry Styles, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 21 — in the film that opened Friday. But no girlfriends — either discussed in lengthy interviews with the band members or seen onscreen. It’s surprising since there is plenty of interesting fodder on that topic. Styles dated Taylor Swift, a relationship that inspired Swift to write the hit song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” It’s a song and relationship Swift reminded the world about during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Malik recently got engaged to pop singer Perrie Edwards. “And Zayn has been dating his girlfriend for close to a year if not longer,” says online blogger Perez Hilton. “She’s not mentioned at all in the movie. Neither are any of the girlfriends the band members have. Which is odd, considering it’s a documentary-type movie. ” Director Morgan Spurlock said he talked to the band members about their relationships, but didn’t include the discussions in the final cut.
Andy Samuel, who had been marking the boyband star’s 20th birthday at the singer’s Docklands apartment, was left with superficial burns to his face after being engulfed by flames when a heater on the balcony exploded. But Andy’s stepfather Matthew Baker has revealed just how narrowly his son avoided further injury, and praised Liam for his quick thinking and brave actions. ‘It could have been a lot worse’: Liam Payne has been praised by the stepfather of his childhood friend Andy Samuel, pictured with the One Direction star, for his quick thinking after a fire at his London flat on Monday Horror accident: Andy suffered 20 degree burns to his upper body following the fire, which destroyed 80% of the singer’s balcony Pulling through: Andy’s girlfriend Daisy Smith tweeted her thanks for the well-wishes for Andy following the fire He told The Mirror: The lantern just exploded as Andy was lighting it and he took the full force of the flames. No place like home: The towering complex that houses One Direction star Liam Payne’s luxury apartment ‘Liam helped him by beating out the flames and dousing him with water. He acted quickly and swiftly. Mr Baker added: ‘What happened was absolutely awful. My son is very poorly. Ive spoken to Liam on the phone and he told me exactly what happened. Its bad enough but it could have been a lot worse.’ Andy’s mother Kim and sister Harriet also thanked Liam for his actions, while his girlfriend Daisie Smith wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages and prayers. On behalf of Andys family and I wed like you to know he is in a stable condition.’ It took a team of 35 fire fighters to extinguish the blaze on Monday night, which destroyed 80% of the singers balcony. It is believed that another man and woman were treated for burns to their hands after the incident. Liam has been busy recently touring the US with his One Direction bandmates but he’s spent the last few days back in London celebrating his 20th birthday.
One Direction’s Liam Payne hailed a hero for saving friend burned in fire at his home by ‘beating out flames and dousing him with water’
It’s not as bad as it sounds. When the Arab Spring protests swept across the Middle East, I found myself trying to consume as much information as possible from a wide variety of sources. I flipped between CNN and MSNBC on television and had a variety of web sites open on my laptop, including a feed of Al Jazeera’s live broadcast. When my son (now 15) asked what I was doing, I had the opportunity to show him the differences between CNN’s reporting viewpoints and those of Al Jazeera. It was a pretty cool teaching moment that was nonexistent when I was his age. But a whole host of new parenting issues come with what seems like daily changes in technology. Technology has produced a new set of concerns for parents including: privacy; sexting; sharing without permission; viral sharing; costs of devices, programs and apps; pedophiles; cyberbullying; peer pressure … it’s a long list. At the same time, many of the new apps, devices and tools coming out offer tremendous learning opportunities for our children. We’ll take time to examine them, offer suggestions on deals, and alert you to scams as well. We will try and tackle it all in this feature. We don’t pretend to have all the answers but we hope we can have an ongoing conversation aimed at managing the wild world that lives at the intersection of parenting and technology.
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The Our Moment fragrance has U.K. retail prices of 39 for 100 ml, 29 for 50 ml and 21 for 30 ml. The fragrance will be available in eau de parfum spray, body lotion, rollerball and shower gel, according to Olivann Beauty, which describes the fragrance as smelling like a combination of pink grapefruit, creamy musk, red currants, jasmine petals, white patchouli, fresh freesia, wild berries, and sheer woods. As with any major product launch that involves One Direction, there’s a high probability that the group will do a personal appearance at Harrods or another retailer to promote the Our Moment fragrance. However, no announcement has been made yet. In a December 2012 press release about the fragrance, One Direction’s Niall Horan commented: “As a band, we have been discussing making a fragrance for our fans for quite a while so we’re really excited to finally have this opportunity. We’ve been working away on this and we’re very proud of the way it has turned out. We really can’t wait to hear what our fans think.” One Direction manager, Will Bloomfield of Modest! Management added: “The band is incredibly passionate about this project and has been closely involved in the creation of the scent, the packaging and bottle design, and the name itself.” Olivann Beauty Chairman and CEO Eugene Melnyk stated: “We are thrilled to partner with One Direction, one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. This is a true partnership in both scope of products we will develop together and term. We’ve had global success with our Clean brand and are poised to replicate that success in the fashion and celebrity space.