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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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