Fetching 'Peabody & Sherman' tops box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Street racers couldn't catch a time-traveling dog and his son at the multiplex this weekend.

Though Disney's "Need for Speed" was expected to take the No. 1 position at the box office, DreamWorks' "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead, with the action film in third place.

The animated movie, about the adventures of a genius dog and the human son he adopted, earned $21.2 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday. Debuting last weekend at No. 2, the 3-D kiddie-jaunt features voices from "Modern Family" stars Ty Burrell and Ariel Winter.

"Our midweek numbers were very strong, indicating good and positive word of mouth," said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution at Twentieth Century Fox. "If anything, this is exceeding (expectations). It's a combination of likable characters and it's a nostalgia play for those who are familiar with the show."

Mr. Peabody and Sherman first appeared in the 1950s and early 1960s on "Peabody's Improbable History," a segment within the animated television series "Rocky and His Friends" and later "The Bullwinkle Show."

'Divergent' star Shailene Woodley hugs it out

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shailene Woodley is known for her hugs. The 22-year-old "Divergent" star gives hearty embraces -- often more than one --to everyone she meets.

"It's very disarming" said co-star Theo James in a recent interview. "She (first) hugged me at our test. Yeah, she's a big hugger."

It's not just her co-stars who feel the love. Woodley also hugs nearly every journalist she meets during interviews or on a red carpet.

Woodley and James star in the anticipated first film adaptation of the young adult trilogy by author Veronica Roth. "Divergent" follows 16-year-old Tris (Woodley) as she finds her place in a future dystopian society where people are separated into groups based on their virtues.

Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn play Tris' parents in the film out March 21.

Harden talks role of 'Fifty Shades' mom

NEW YORK (AP) -- Since being cast in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Jamie Dornan, who plays the S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey, has largely stayed out of the public eye.

Aside from being spotted on the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia, while filming the movie, the 31-year-old Dornan hasn't walked any red carpets or really talked about the role.

He did tweet on Jan. 1 from his official account, "looking forward to 2015," which hinted at the film's scheduled release next February. (That tweet was retweeted more than 5,000 times.)

This aura of mystery surrounding Dornan is a good thing, says Marcia Gay Harden, who plays his character's mother in the film.

"I think the point is to have somebody mysterious because if you have somebody with too much pedigree to them ... you can't stop thinking about the pedigree. You just can't. It's almost impossible in a film to do that. ... I think that would be very hard to do for that role, so I think it's good that he's a bit of a mystery."

Dornan had a recurring role on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and starred in the Irish TV drama series "The Fall" as a serial killer who targets women. The show was renewed for a second season.

So, what can she share about him?

"He's beautiful. He's chiseled beauty and the camera eats it up. He's an Irish boy. ... A U.K.-based actor who has done a bit of film. He just had a baby (with wife Amelia Warner). ... He's a sweet guy. He does surfing. He sings little Irish ditties occasionally," she said.