The Raven will overperform the week after and trump it from the top.
I say they were doing the country a favor.
Lucky One and/or Think Like a Man should pretty easily pass THG next weekend. So yeah, five weekends at #1 is highly unlikely.
However, THG does look like it should have 28 straight days at #1 (The longest daily streak since The Sixth Sense nearly 13 years ago), and has passed Pretty Woman to become the highest grossing March release, adjusted for inflation, since The Godfather 40 Marches ago. Oh, and last weekend it passed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to become the highest grossing movie of all time with a actress being top-billed. A truly fantastic run.
I'm not usually one to harp on terrible movies making a lot of money, because hey, Armageddon is one of my favorites, who the fuck am I to judge someone else's taste?Oh, and last weekend it passed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to become the highest grossing movie of all time with a actress being top-billed.
But this is just fucking sad.
Oh whoops, read that wrong, I thought it said Twilight was still the highest grossing. But either way, the fact that it USED to be, before THG passed it, gives me a sad.
I'm kinda surprised Titanic didn't do better in the US, with this weekend being its centennial. I'm curious what the expectations were - has it underperformed? Overperformed? Or is this what was expected?
(How can a re-release making $200 million and more to come be considered an under-performer?)
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