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2006-06-06 03:55:00

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES - With "The Da Vinci Code" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" still going strong at the foreign box office, a new wave of summer movies is ready to roll out. "The Omen" took off Tuesday (in keeping with the 666 promotional campaign) in more than 90 countries. The new Disney/Pixar cartoon "Cars" hits the runway this coming weekend in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines, markets not expected to be too distracted by the start of World Cup soccer in...

2006-06-05 00:14:33

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Da Vinci Code" led the foreign box office for a third weekend, as its total raced to $410 million -- more than double its North American haul of $172.7 million. Sony forecast the film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel will "in the next couple of days" surpass 2002's "Spider-Man" (overseas gross of $417.9 million) and 2004's "Spider-Man 2" ($410.5 million) to become the studio's biggest international hit ever. "Da...

2006-06-04 12:31:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at the North American box office during the weekend beginning June 2, led by new release "The Break-Up," according to studio estimates collected on Sunday by Reuters. Final data will be issued on Monday. 1 (*) The Break-Up ............. $38.1 million 2 (1) X-Men: The Last Stand .... $34.4 million 3 (3) Over the Hedge ........... $20.6 million 4 (2) The Da Vinci Code ........ $19.3 million 5 (4) Mission: Impossible III .. $ 4.7...

2006-05-14 13:11:25

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $160 million disaster film "Poseidon" capsized on its maiden voyage in North America, allowing Tom Cruise's struggling sequel "Mission: Impossible III" to retain the weekend box office crown. According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Poseidon" opened at No. 2 after selling just $20.3 million worth of tickets for the three days beginning May 12. The third installment in Cruise's action franchise earned $24.5 million. The soggy...

2006-05-11 20:37:16

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Mission: Impossible III," which opened to lackluster sales a week ago, should accomplish a second weekend atop the North American box office, despite Friday's arrival of "Poseidon," which has been tracking poorly, industry observers said. Midweek business for the Tom Cruise vehicle has been fairly solid, so "M:I-3" will head into the weekend with more than $60 million in its coffers. If the high-end actioner from director J.J. Abrams drops a...

2006-05-09 07:20:00

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES - Hit an iceberg and sink. Get battered by a perfect storm and sink. Get sideswiped by a white whale and sink. Sometimes there's nothing like a big ship going down to grab an audience's attention. Or so a nervous Hollywood hopes. Mindful that the biggest-grossing movie of all time is "Titanic," many are looking at this Friday's opening of "Poseidon," a $160 million remake of a beloved disaster film, to show whether the great box office slump of 2005 is over or...

2006-05-01 15:34:02

By Martin A. Grove LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - German director Wolfgang Petersen likes to get his feet wet. Having already ventured underwater with "Das Boot" and braved some killer waves with "The Perfect Storm," he is now preparing to release a remake of "The Poseidon Adventure." The 1972 original, based on Paul Gallico's novel, launched Hollywood's modern disaster epic genre when it was brought to the screen by producer Irwin Allen and director Ronald Neame. While the new...

2006-05-01 15:30:00

By Martin A. Grove LOS ANGELES -- German director Wolfgang Petersen likes to get his feet wet. Having already ventured underwater with "Das Boot" and braved some killer waves with "The Perfect Storm," he is now preparing to release a remake of "The Poseidon Adventure." The 1972 original, based on Paul Gallico's novel, launched Hollywood's modern disaster epic genre when it was brought to the screen by producer Irwin Allen and director Ronald Neame. While the new movie, simply dubbed...

2006-04-23 16:03:40

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Star Wars" Force may not be with Hollywood this summer but Tom Cruise is, and that may be a good thing. With big studios still reeling from last summer's poor box office performance, Hollywood has to shake off perceptions that it is serving up the same old fare. Enter Cruise as U.S. secret agent Ethan Hunt who is again tasked with saving humanity from evil-doers in "Mission: Impossible III," which opens on May 5, kicking off four...

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2006-01-05 18:15:18

JPL -- The joint NASA/Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Topex/Poseidon oceanography satellite ceased operations after nearly 62,000 orbits of Earth. The spacecraft lost its ability to maneuver, bringing to a close a successful 13-year mission. "Topex/Poseidon revolutionized the study of Earth's oceans, providing the first continuous, global coverage of ocean surface topography and allowing us to see important week-to-week oceanic variations," said Dr. Mary Cleave, associate administrator...


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Merman
2013-11-27 10:02:14

The merman is a mythological creature said to inhabit the oceans of the world. There are many different adaptations of this creature, depending on which culture the myth comes from. The behavior of the merman varies with each culture. Some have been known to summon storms that sink ships and some are wise teachers. The merman is also said to attract female humans with their singing and melodies. The description of the merman also varies, but most include the upper body being of a man...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Perseus Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 03h; Declination: +45; Source: Greek Mythology Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of Argos, was warned by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandson. Acrisius locked his daughter Danae in a dungeon to prevent her bearing a child. Zeus found a way into her dungeon disguised as a shower of gold. When the child Perseus...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of three beautiful sisters. Athena was angered that Medusa met with Poseidon in one of her temples. She changed Medusa into a terrible monster. Zeus kept Pegasus out of the world to placate Athena. Pegasus (and the warrior Chrysaor) sprang from...

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