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Talk of the Town: Watchmen on top

2009-03-10 06:38:16 GMT2009-03-10 14:38:16 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

"Watchmen," a costly superhero movie based on a cult comic-book series, overpowered the weekend box office in North America. The film took in an estimated 55.7 million dollars (USD) in tickets in its first three days. That number was slightly under industry expectations but still a very good showing.

Last week's champ, "Madea Goes to Jail" dropped to the number 2 spot, while, the much hyped Jonas Brothers concert flick fell a disappointing seven spots to No. 9 in its second week of release.

U2 will make it's official announcement of its world tour on Monday (March 09, 2009). As it stands right now, the group is expected to kick off the tour in Barcelona on June 30, and will begin the North American leg in September.

Bruce Springsteen's iconic career is getting its space at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The display will trace the Boss' roots from his early days as a struggling artist in New Jersey to the heights of superstardom. Springsteen, who just released his 24th album, was inducted in the hall of fame back in 1999.

Britney Spears' "Circus" tour is underway, but the pop star found time to do a good deed. The singer made a surprise visit and spent some time with sick children at a Miami hospital.

In Los Angeles, I'm John Russell for Reuters.

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