- Yes, I sneezed and cracked a rib.
- I think the administration is breathing a sigh of relief that the Israel mess came up over the weekend?
- Now, I am all in favor of what happened to Osama bin Laden,
but why is it OK to kill him that way and not use waterboarding? Just
wondering. Much like the energy policy of mine - - use them all.
1. "Pirates" - $90 million
2. "Bridesmaids" - $21 million
- $15 million.
Box Office Mojo
Notes: A weaker than expected
weekend at the turnstyles with the launch of the latest installment of
"Pirates." And in 3D to boot. Or should I say, reboot? As you can see, I even
went as far as writing "Pirates" instead of the full film title. Even though it
was the biggest opening yet this year (and a wonderful overseas take),
"Pirates" was expected to rake in over $100 domestically. I have to be honest, to me, not so bad a weekend, but this is the business of show. Let's get this out right now then. "Hangover 2" - - no, let's not. I need a drink. Now, in Friday's column, I wanted to take a deeper look at how "Bridesmaids" held up, for two reasons. First, the second week is more important to me to see if a film has legs. Second, it would be the perfect non-3D flick to compete with "Thor" and "Pirates." As it is right now, "Bridesmaids" did just as we predicted here. A solid second place finish. Now take a look at the per screen average for "Midnight in Paris." A whopping $96,000 in six theaters. "Pirates" took in about $21,600 per theater. "Priest" stumbled 69 percent in the second week.
- "Tree of Life" wins at Cannes. Thefirst American film to win since "Fahrenheit 911." Yep, controversies they love. I am
intrigued at the silent film offering this year. Will audiences sit through a
silent film if it came to a theater near us?
IN CLOSING: Are you done making
fun of those who believed the world was going to end Saturday? Talk about an
easy target. I was looking around for those outlets who ignored it because it
was too easy. Still, it's just fine to make fun of the Christians, isn't it? If
you noticed those who ignored the issue. For the most part, it was those
Christians who know we are not supposed to know the end date. And we are
looking forward to it.
The end of the beginning, so to speak.