Tuesday, December 29, 2009
According to BoxOfficeMojo.com., three movies -- Avatar, Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Sherlock Holmes -- made history yesterday. Seriously: All three were added to the list of all-time top-grossers on a non-holiday Monday. And here the's really mind-boggling part: The lowest-grossing of the trio still managed to grab the No. 13 spot. In other words, throughout the entire history of motion pictures, only twelve other movies ever made more money on non-holiday Monday than.... Well, it's elementary. (And, mind you, two of those movies were Avatar.)
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It's amazing ... clearly despite people talking in theaters, the rise of flat screen TVs and the influx of dreck like the "Transformers" sequel people still love the communal experience of going to the movies.
Well, it helps when there are movies that, for better or worse, people actually want to see. And as we've seen time and again throughout film history: In bad times, people seek out feel-good movies.
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