Sandler flick is No. 1
Adam Sandler’s monster mash-up Hotel Transylvania became No. 1 at North American theaters over the weekend. Sony’s film took in about $43 million, according to Hollywood.com, which compiles box-office data. Looper, an R-rated action movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, was second, with an estimated $21.2 million in ticket sales; Sony distributed the collaboration between Endgame Entertainment and China’s DMG Entertainment. End of Watch (Open Road) was third, taking in about $8 million, for a two-week total of $26.2 million.
Interstate to reopen
The mayor of Los Angeles is calling “Carmageddon II,” the sequel to last year’s shutdown of one of the nation’s busiest freeways, a success. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said bridge work that forced the shutdown of Interstate 405 is completed and lanes will reopen as planned this morning.
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.
Two killed at VFW post
Police said two people were killed and another was injured after a shooting at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Winter Springs police said a charity motorcycle ride was supposed to depart from the post when the shooting broke out Sunday morning while the riders were eating breakfast. The Orlando Sentinel reported an unknown number of armed men came in and began firing. Police spokesman Lt. Doug Seely said police detained several people and confiscated a number of weapons.
Lohan alleges assault
A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument over cellphone images was freed hours later and his arrest voided when the charge could not be substantiated, law enforcement officials said. Instead, Christian LaBella of Valley Village, Calif., and Lohan filed harassment complaints with police against each other after they were interviewed by police about their run-in, law enforcement officials said.
Compiled from wire reports.