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Americans drowned their sorrows in popcorn butter this weekend

Well, last week was truly a bummer (Farrah & MJ)…and with infomercial king, Billy Mays squeezing in with his passing Sunday morning, I think it’s safe to say we could all use a cocktail or two.

Turns out I’m the minority with that coping skill, because the majority of my fellow Americans took to the air-conditioned movie theaters and turned to giant talking cars and hottie Megan Fox for comfort.  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen grossed $112 million this weekend, bringing the domestic total to just over $200 million since it opened this past Wednesday.

Here is the run-down of this weekend’s box-office numbers (source: Hollywood.com). I love how there is almost a $100 million difference between the top two spots.

1. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” $112 million.

2. “The Proposal,” $18.5 million.

3. “The Hangover,” $17.2 million.

4. “Up,” $13 million.

5. “My Sister’s Keeper,” $12 million.

6. “Year One,” $5.8 million.

7. “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” $5.4 million.

8. “Star Trek,” $3.6 million.

9. “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” $3.5 million.

10. “Away We Go,” $1.7 million.

Ok, so next blockbuster on deck?  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! AWESOME!

…and next round of celebrity deaths?  Ugh, let’s not go there.

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Never fear, fanboys/girls will save the world (economy), one blockbuster at a time

May the force be with you as you use your hard-earned allowance on movie tickets and popcorn

May the force be with you as you use your hard-earned allowance on movie tickets and popcorn

What is that I hear?  Spaceships and gigantic talking robots? Lasers and things blowing up? Ah, the sounds of summer movie season=the end of the recession? 

Obama may have put together an elaborate plan to break us out of this economic crisis, but Hollywood has been busy in back rooms and underground lairs working on their own stimulus package…and my friends, here it is:

May 1 – X-Men Origins: Wolverine (starring Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Liev Schreiber, directed by Gavin Hood).

May 8 – Star Trek (Directed by JJ Abrams**, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and like a thousand other people, holy crap, that list is long!).

May 21 – Terminator Salvation (starring Christian “get out of my sight” Bale, Bryce Dallas Howard and Helena Bonham Carter, directed by McG**)

June 24 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Directed by Michael Bay**, starring Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, and a lot of the kids from the first movie)

July 17 – Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince (starring all the same old Brits, directed by David Yates)

August 7 – G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (starring Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, directed by Stephen Sommers**)

 

**Member of Hollywood’s Special Forces Economy-Resurrection Unit, a collective of  blockbuster directors who live to make geeky/tech-y/built-in fanbase movies that premiere during the summer and will include fast-food, soda, and toy/action figure marketing promotions.

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