- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
'Signs' harvests box office for $60.3 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- "Signs" ran crop circles around the competition to top an unusually strong weekend box office for August.
The film, starring Mel Gibson as a farmer who finds mysterious patterns marking his fields, raked in $60.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
"The Master of Disguise" eked out third place in a market crowded with family films, taking in $13 million.
In fourth place, "Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat" opened to $7.5 million. The film follows comedian Lawrence on a standup tour.
Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal" debuted with just $725,000. The comedy about a group of Los Angeles oddballs had been billed as a return to Soderbergh's low-budget roots honed more than a decade ago with "sex, lies and videotape."
"Austin Powers in Goldmember" slipped to the No. 2 spot in its second week of release, making $32.4 million for a total of $143 million.
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" continued its strong showing, climbing to eighth place from 10th last weekend. The comedy has made $40 million since debuting 16 weeks ago as it moves up the chart and adds theaters.