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Entertainment News Archive - October 30, 2005

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sadistic serial killer named Jigsaw carved up Zorro at the Halloween box office in North America as moviegoers opted for the gruesome thrills of "Saw II" over the light comedy of "The Legend of Zorro." According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Saw II" sold $30.5 million worth of tickets in its first three days since October 28, well above industry expectations of a bow in the $20 million range.

PARIS (Reuters) - Actor Gerard Depardieu is ending his film career, a newspaper quoted the popular Frenchman as saying on Sunday. "I have nothing to lose. I have made 170 films. I have nothing left to prove.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.