This July 27, 2013 photo released by NBC shows, from left, host Carson Daly, with coaches, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green of “The Voice,” at the “NBC Cocktail Reception” during the NBCUniversal Press Tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She hasn’t had a trophy to show in her three years of coaching and trying to change that this year. Maroon 5 frontman Levine has won once, while country singer Blake Shelton has held the title three years running. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) by David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has emerged as the big winner after one week of the new television season, with hopes that it won’t all come crashing down the way it did last year. Each of the four biggest broadcast networks had some carefully nurtured initial successes. But NBC was alone in seeing more prime-time viewers than it had during the same week in 2012, and the increase was 19 percent. Among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic that many advertisers seek, NBC had the widest first-week margin of victory in 16 years, the Nielsen ratings company said.
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This film image released by Sony Pictures Animation shows characters, from left, Earl, voiced by Terry Crews, Flint, voiced by Bill Hader, and Sam, voiced by Anna Faris in a scene from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Animation) by Derrik J. LangAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” slurped up the box office. The animated Sony sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The original “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was showered with $30.3 million during its opening weekend in 2009.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Paula Patton, left, and Denzel Washington in a scene from “2 Guns.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Patti Perret) …
In this publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Lili Taylor portrays Carolyn Perron, left, and Joey King portrays Christine in a scene from “The Conjuring.” The films opens nationwide on Friday, July 19.(AP Photo/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael Tackett) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending “The Conjuring” into first place at the box office. The Warner Bros. haunted-house horror — based on a true story — debuted with $41.5 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Patrick Wilson and Ron Livingston, “The Conjuring” unseated three-week box-office champ, “Despicable Me 2,” which dropped to second place with $25 million.
by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — The minions of “Despicable Me 2” ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western “The Lone Ranger” in the dust.
“Monsters University” (AP Photo/Disney-Pixar) by Sandy Cohen LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman and their characters from the 2001 hit “Monsters, Inc.,” debuted in first place with $82 million, beating out swarming zombies in “World War Z” and Superman himself in “Man of Steel.” “The diversity of this weekend is part of what makes this business so great,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “It’s a really extraordinary weekend for the industry.”
by David GermainLOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Hollywood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest…
MERCENARIES–Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from “Pain and Gain.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaime Trueblood) by David Germain LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Iron Man 3” was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.
OBLIVION–This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from “Oblivion.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) by David Germain AP Movie Writer…