Lakers’ Devin Ebanks Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

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'The Conjuring' Scares Up $41.5M To Top Box Office
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. "The Conjuring" was among four new releases tempting moviegoers this weekend. The newest animated offering, Fox's "Turbo," opened with $21.5 million, good for third place. Fox's head of domestic distribution, Chris Aronson, characterized the opening as "a very promising start," noting that the film won't open in Europe until the fall. The Adam Sandler produced Sony comedy "Grown Ups 2," starring Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Salma Hayek, held onto fourth place in its second week of release, earning $20 million. Summit Entertainment's "Red 2," which stars Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren as retired CIA operatives, debuted in fifth with $18.5 million. But Universal's big-budget crime caper "R.I.P.D." opened with a disappointing $12.76 million. The film reportedly cost more than $130 million to make. The Jeff Bridges-Ryan Reynolds picture joins other big-budget summer flops such as "Pacific Rim," ''White House Down" and "The Lone Ranger." Overall box office totals are up, though, said Paul Dergarabedian of box-office tracker Hollywood.com. "Despite the fact there have been some high-profile, high-budget flops, the summer to date is up 12 percent from last year," he said. "For mid-July, to have a modestly budgeted horror film top the weekend tells you how important it is for audiences to have options." "The Conjuring" was originally set for release in the winter, but audience tests proved so positive that the studio moved the film to the heat of summer movie season. "It was really a bold choice, no question about it," said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. executive vice president of theatrical distribution. "With three other movies against us this week with high price tags and high expectations associated with them, this result is even more impressive." He said the film cost about $19.5 million to make. Still, there was no chance for this weekend's movies to match box-office totals for the same weekend last summer, when "The Dark Knight Rises" opened with $161 million domestically. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday. 1. "The Conjuring," $41.5 million. 2. "Despicable Me 2," $25 million. 3. "Turbo," $21.5 million. 4. "Grown Ups 2," $20 million. 5. "Red 2," $18.5 million. 6. "Pacific Rim," $15.95 million. 7. "R.I.P.D.," $12.76 million. 8. "The Heat," $9.3 million. 9. "World War Z," $5.2 million. 10. "Monsters University," $5 million. (© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Ebanks, 23, was arrested in Hollywood at 2:49 a.m. after being pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for a traffic violation, Los Angeles police said.

Details surrounding his arrest were not released.

Ebanks posted $5,000 bail and was released from police custody just before 6:45 a.m., officials said.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.

In July, Banks signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Lakers.

Earlier Friday, the Lakers organization fired head coach Mike Brown after a disappointing 1-4 start to the 2012 season.

The Lakers play the Golden States Warriors at the STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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