Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue, Victoria Road and Ward Road. CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction on Highway 102, at the bridges over the Shubenacadie River, continues until September. Traffic is moving in both directions, but drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. NEW WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge Work is underway on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The bridge is open during construction, but there may be occasional, brief closures during normal construction activities. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving from Monday, April 27, until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 4 – Port Hastings Rotary Trunk 4 at the Port Hastings Rotary will have partial lane closures to install an overhead sign. The work will last until Friday, May 1. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Ban (USH-AK BAHN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

Divergent sequel Insurgent seizes top spot Sean Penns The Gunman misfires

‘Divergent’ sequel ‘Insurgent’ seizes top spot; Sean Penn’s ‘The Gunman’ misfires This photo provided by Lionsgate shows, Kate Winslet, left, as Jeanine, and Ansel Elgort, as Caleb, in a scene from the film, “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” The movie opens in U.S. theaters Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Andrew Cooper) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2015 11:15 am MDT LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.”The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theatres, according Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn’s geopolitical thriller stumbled with only $5 million.While the second films in both the “Hunger Games” and the “Twilight” series boasted opening weekend gains over the first, “Insurgent’s” opening nearly matches that of its predecessor, “Divergent,” which debuted to $54.6 million just last year.Many predicted a bit of growth for this second film, which sees the return of stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet to author Veronica Roth’s dystopian world. But, both distributor Lionsgate and box office analysts see the consistency as a good thing.“We’re extremely pleased with the outcome,” said Lionsgate’s President of Domestic Distribution Richie Fay.“I think this is exactly where we thought we’d be,” he added. “We attracted a few more males this time around, and I think we’re headed in the right direction. The uptick from Friday to Saturday was considerably higher than it was for ‘Divergent.’ That, the A- CinemaScore and what’s coming into the marketplace will allow us to grow very nicely.”According to Lionsgate, 60 per cent of audiences were female.Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian credits Lionsgate’s consistent release date strategy and impressive marketing campaign for the strong repeat performance.“It’s really about driving a very fickle audience, that teen, YA — whatever you want to call them — they’re really tough to get a handle on. Their tastes change like the wind,” he said. “The key is keeping the young adult audience engaged, excited and enthusiastic.”“Insurgent” also performed well overseas, taking in $47 million from 76 markets, bringing its worldwide total to $101 million.Disney’s live-action “Cinderella,” meanwhile, fell 49 per cent in Week 2 to take second place with $34.5 million. The PG-rated film has earned an impressive $122 million domestically to date.Also in its second weekend in theatres, the R-rated Liam Neeson-led action film “Run All Night,” managed a slight edge over Open Road’s “The Gunman.” Neeson’s film, a Warner Bros. release, dropped 54 per cent with its $5.1 million weekend, while Penn’s film debuted in fourth place with only $5 million.“You have a lot of R-rated competition out there right now,” noted Dergarabedian, who also added that Penn’s foray into the action genre has not garnered the best reviews.“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” one of the better performing R-rated releases in recent weeks, rounded out the top five with $4.6 million in its sixth weekend in theatres. The 20th Century Fox film has now earned over $114.6 million domestically.“Over the past couple of weeks, films driven by the female audience have done much better than films driven by the male audience. But that’s all going to change because ‘Furious 7’ is on the way,” Dergarabedian said.“Put on your seatbelt and get ready, because it’s going to be an incredible ride in the coming weeks,” he said.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Rentrak. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Insurgent,” $54 million ($47 million international).2. “Cinderella,” $34.5 million ($41.1 million international).3. “Run All Night,” $5.1 million ($5 million international).4. “The Gunman,” $5 million ($900,000 international).5. “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” $4.6 million ($8.5 million international).6. “Do You Believe?” $4 million.7. “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $3.5 million ($3.2 million international).8. “Focus,” $3.3 million ($7.9 million international).9. “Chappie,” $2.7 million ($5.1 million international).10. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” $2.4 million ($3.2 million international).___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:1. “Insurgent,” $47 million.2. “Cinderella,” $41.1 million.3. “Home,” $19.2 million.4. “Taken 3,” $18.6 million.5. “Lost and Love,” $16.2 million.6. “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” $8.5 million.1. “Focus,” $7.9 million.2. “Big Hero 6,” $6.6 million.3. “Chappie,” $5.1 million.4. “Run All Night,” $5 million.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ldbahr read more