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Box Office
It was a gal named "Lucy" versus a guy named "Hercules" at your local multiplex this weekend. But brains beat brawn. Lucy opens at number-one -- with $44 million. Scarlett Johansson stars as a drug mule -- who gets an accidental overdose of a brain enhancing drug. She's able to harness 100 percent of her mental power in the R-rated thriller. Dwayne Johnson's Hercules only flexes enough box office muscle for a second-place opening with 29 mil. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was third. The Rob Reiner directed comedy "And So It Goes" manages just an eighth-place opening weekend. Overall, it's been a chilly summer for Hollywood, with the box office take down by about 20 percent compared to last year. But things could heat up a bit this coming weekend with the opening of the Marvel superheroes movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy."


Daniel Radcliffe Goes To Comic-Con As Spidey
Was it Spidey or Harry Potter at Comic-Con? Daniel Radcliffe went undercover so he could take in Comic-Con in San Diego. He wore a Spider-Man costume and mask as he wandered through the halls of the pop culture convention. Radcliffe's disguise went beyond his appearance. He says he was doing an American accent so people wouldn't recognize his voice. Radcliffe adds people even took snapshots with him, not knowing who he was under the Spidey suit. Radcliffe, as himself, also made a Comic-Con appearance to promote his new movie, "Horns."

Jenny McCarthy Says There's No Heavy Beef With Cousin Melissa
Jenny McCarthy says she never got on Melissa McCarthy's case for her weight. The McCarthys are cousins. Jenny tells People there's a "crazy story" going around that she once told Melissa she would have to lose weight to get into show business. Jenny says "nothing could be further from the truth." Jenny McCarthy will soon marry Donnie Wahlberg. She also denies rumors that cousin Melissa is banned from the wedding. Jenny tells People it's going to be a very intimate ceremony with just a "very small group" of their closest friends.

First Footage From Next "Avengers" Movie Screen At Comic-Con
Fans have gotten their first look at footage from the new "Avengers" movie. Several members of "The Avengers" cast made an appearance at Comic-Con over the weekend, including Robert Downey Junior, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders. One of the scenes screened shows Tony Stark trying to lift Thor's hammer. He asks, "If I lift it, do I get to rule Asgard?" "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set for release May 1, 2015.

Mary-Louise Parker Joining "The Blacklist"
Mary-Louise Parker from "Weeds" is joining "The Blacklist" cast. She'll have a recurring role, with her character having ties to "Red" Reddington, played by James Spader. The announcement was made over the weekend at a Comic-Con panel on the NBC show. The Blacklist returns for its second season September 22.

"The Fluffy Movie" - Gabriel Iglesias
America, meet Fluffy. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias says that's the point of his new live film, "The Fluffy Movie." He calls it an introduction to the "Fluffy phenomenon." He says it's a "roller coaster ride of stories" about his family and his friends, but the film brings something that other comedy concert films don't. He says it ends with "a very special message" which makes it different.



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