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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 22, 2006

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English actress Kate Beckinsale's new horror film "Underworld: Evolution" easily led the North American box office during its first weekend, while Golden Globes glory propelled "Brokeback Mountain" up the charts, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

In the absence of new rivals, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" ruled the foreign box office for a fifth weekend, earning an estimated $13.3 million as its total rose to $342.6 million.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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