Monday, December 06, 2010
BOO! (Box Office Oligarchy)
Of course, one could observe that about EVERY week, when you get right down to it, but it seems especially troubling this week, especially when the only debut debuts at #9. The Warrior's Way. Trying to cash in on that Kung Fu Hustle magic, or something. The sequel's a few years off yet. But Disney should be happy about this week. Tangled wormed its way to the #1 spot, where it should've been all along. Damn you, Harold Potter! Look at that poster. So desperately trying to cash in on the Twilight magic. Nice try, Nerdlingtons! At #3, Burlesque... oh, please. Well, it means a lot to Cher, anyway. Or did they get a cheap Vegas Cher impersonator? To make matters worse, the IMDb's making it tough to get it to work like the database it's SUPPOSED to be. What, am I supposed to REMEMBER all the films Denzel and Tony Scott have made together? Man on Fire, that submarine movie... I totally blanked on Deja Vu! Isn't it ironic, dontcha think. As for the bottom half of the top 10, too depressing to contemplate. It's only a matter of time before Will Ferrell, Zach G. and Robert Downey Jr. all do a movie together. There's gotta be some way to combine The Hangover 2 and Old School 2. There's just gotta!