Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Hmmm.... I wonder why?

I'm sure that somewhere in Hollywood, perhaps in Barbra Streisand's living room, George Clooney, Barbra, Warren, Rob Reiner, and a few others, are gathered together, trying to figure out why this happened:

It was one of those rare Oscar weekends when not one nominated movie made it into the top 10. Neither the Academy Award hopefuls nor the four wide releases entering the market did enough business to dislodge Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion" from first place. "Madea's" took in an estimated $13 million, bringing its two-weekend total to about $48.1 million. Its closest competitor, the Bruce Willis-Mos Def vehicle "16 Blocks," grossed about $11.7 million in its debut. Other newcomers in the top 10 were the Milla Jovovich sci-fi/action movie "Ultraviolet" with $9 million in fourth place, mermaid-out-of-water comedy "Aquamarine" in fifth with $7.5 million, and the hip-hop musical documentary "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" in seventh with $6.5 million.
Unlike the luminaries I named, I can discern a trend in what's popular and what's not.