Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weekend Box Office

Is it possible that two numbers can have sex but just be friends? This is the lamest link I've come up with for the Box Office Mojo chart yet. If you're keeping score.

Only one new movie in the top ten this January week, the romantic vehicle No Strings Attached. Even cavemen, sitting around campfires, knew that you could captivate an audience by depicting two attractive people having sex. This time it's Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, it debuted and #1 and made almost $20 million. Meh. Now if it had been in 3D...

4 of the movies in the top ten are Oscar-buzz-worthy, which seems a little low to me. We'll see what that looks like NEXT weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Now, and forever afterward, I'll have the mental image of the very first work of entertainment intended for audiences: a bunch of cavemen, sitting around a fire, watching two attractive cavepeople having sex.

    Cave paintings probably came first, but that's more of a fine-art installation piece, rather than performance art.