Bonehead Tip of the Day: You hate "The Nutcraker." When asked, simply say you hate it. While you are at it, "A Christmas Story" is not a tradition, it's an annoyance.
The List: Weekend BO
1. "Chronicles of Narnia" - $24.5 million
2. The Tourist" - $17 million
3. "Tangled" - $14.5 million
Source: Box Offce Mojo.
Notes: A tangled mess in "The Tourist," I say, but it still finishes second behind another installment of "Narnia." Not a good weekend at the BO my friends. Storms all over the place, too. We are tracking the success of "Black Swan" even though it's getting the slow release and big buzz. This week, it's in 90 theaters for another impressive per theater take of over $37,000. If they continue to pile up those 3D releases, will they get their own category come Oscar time in the future? I hope not, but animation did. Even though I loved Yogi and Boo Boo as a kid, there is no way that movie is in my plans anytime soon.
Trivia In Colonial America a woman sometimes would get a pair of gloves for a Valentine's gift. If she wanted to marry the man she would wear those gloves to church the following Easter Sunday, It says here that the howler monkey is the noisiest land animal in the world. Do we need that last part. In the world? Yes, I suppose, because someone would utter - - "Yeah, but in the world?" The longer the finger the faster the nail will grow. OK, now put that finger away. You have no idea where it's been. Or do you? Not all ideas work. Just mention Pony Express.
Closer: Avoid the phrase "How was your weekend?" It saves time.