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DC's 'Super-Pets' tops North American box office

The movie opened in first place at the domestic box office with $23 million from 4,313 theatres

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Hollywood: Animated superhero pic "DC League of Super-Pets" pulled in an estimated $23 million this weekend in a moderate opening that still managed to top the North American box office, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.

The Warner Bros. film, based on the DC Comics' Legion of Super-Pets, follows Superman's pet pooch Krypto (AKA Bark Kent), who joins up with a shelter dog and others to rescue other four-footed innocents being held by the evil Lex Luthor.

Analyst David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research classed the opening as "moderate" but said similar films have shown the "legs" to draw well for weeks. The "Super-Pets" are voiced by Dwayne Johnson, John Krasinski, Kate McKinnon and Keanu Reeves.

In second place for the Friday-through-Sunday period was last weekend's box office topper, Universal's horror flick "Nope" from director Jordan Peele. The alien invasion sci-fi mystery, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, took in $18.6 million.

In third, down one spot from last weekend, was Disney's "Thor: Love and Thunder." The action comedy, starring a muscle-clad Chris Hemsworth as the space Viking who pines for his ex-girlfriend (Natalie Portman), pulled in $13.1 million.

Universal's computer-animated "Minions: The Rise of Gru" claimed the fourth spot. The latest goofy episode in the popular "Despicable Me" franchise took in $10.9 million. Its worldwide total now stands close to $700 million.

And in fifth was Paramount's crowd-pleasing "Top Gun: Maverick," with Tom Cruise now as a somewhat aging -- but still fast and fearless -- US navy test pilot.

It earned $8.2 million, taking its worldwide total to $1.3 billion -- the only 2022 release to top the $1 billion mark, according to Variety.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

"Where the Crawdads Sing" ($7.5 million)

"Elvis" ($5.8 million)

"The Black Phone" ($2.5 million)

"Jurassic World: Dominion" ($2.1 million)

"Vengeance" ($1.8 million).

SOURCE: AFP

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Court grants two-day physical remand of Shebaz Gill

The case hearing took place amid strict security arrangements. 

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Islamabad: A court in the federal capital Wednesday granted a two-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested on charges of alleged sedition and inciting the public against the state institutions.

In a sedition case, Gill was produced before the court today where the Islamabad Police sought his physical remand to recover the mobile phone and the device which he used to make statements. 

Judicial magistrate Omar Bashir reserved his verdict, after hearing the petition, before granting a two-day physical remand. 

The case hearing took place amid strict security arrangements. 

It is pertinent to mention here that Shahbaz Gill was arrested by Islamabad police on Tuesday over a case of incitement to rebellion registered against him in the Bani Gala police station. 

The FIR was registered under sections 34 (common intention), 109 (abetment), 120 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 121 (waging war against state), 124-A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny, or attempt to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty), 153 (provoking to cause riot), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups),  505 (statement conducing to public mischief),  and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). 

Besides other charges, clauses related to spreading anarchy and hatred were added to the FIR. 

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Iraqi Commander appreciates Pakistan Navy's role in regional maritime security

The Iraqi Commander appreciated Pakistan Navy's role in regional maritime security. 

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Iraqi Navy Commander Ahmed Jasim Maarij Abdullah Al-Zayed held a meeting with Naval Chief Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi in Islamabad on Wednesday and discussed cooperation in the maritime sector.

The Iraqi Commander appreciated Pakistan Navy's role in regional maritime security. 

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PM lauds Interior ministry, provincial Govts, LEAs for maintaining peace on Yaum-e-Ashur

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to the volunteer youths who also served to maintain discipline on the day.

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PM lauds Interior ministry, provincial Govts, LEAs for maintaining peace on Yaum-e-Ashur

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appreciated Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, his ministry, the provincial governments as well as law enforcement agencies for maintaining peace on Yaum-e-Ashur. 

In a statement, he lauded the officers and personnel of Rangers, law enforcement agencies, particularly the police who faced the scorching heat and tough conditions to protect people’s lives and properties.

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to the volunteer youths who also served to maintain discipline on the day.

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