Sunday, February 3, 2008
Box Office say what?
I like to check out the box office stats each weekend to see a) which celebrity filled movie is going to flop next and b) if there is actually something out there worth seeing. This weekend I was flabbergasted (although as an entertainment person I should have seen this coming) when I read this on AOL's Entertainment page:
"As of Wednesday, Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com, the top online ticket sellers, said "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" accounted for more than three-quarters of their ticket sales this week.
Fandango.com said "Hannah Montana" was the site's best-selling concert film ever, selling out more than 1,000 showings and accounting for 91 percent of sales as of Wednesday morning.
MovieTickets.com reports that the film ranked eighth on its all-time presale list and was tracking at nearly 90 percent of sales on Wednesday."
I guess I still had hope somewhere deep down inside that Jessicap Alba's "The Eye" would steal the top spot (ok so I think Alba sucks on screen too, but she's cute and legally old enough to drink...which also makes it less creepy when guys go all gaga over her). I still can't get over it. It's Oscar season and people are going to theaters to see Miley Cyrus. It's not even a movie! There's no plot! It's a fricken hour and fifteen minute CONCERT!
At least when Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan tried to sell their music through there movies there was some semblance of a plot attached (although viewers of "Raise Your Voice" might argue otherwise...).
It appears like I blog about the same celebrities over and over again. And yet they are the only ones in the news. Case in point: Britney Spears. Her dad officially has custody and now it's been said she has been diagnosed as being bi-polar. That makes perfect sense. Her hospital stay has been extended to 14 days with an obvious potential for more treatment past that point.