The Weekend Report Archive for October, 2007

Close Shave

October 28, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share It was Veni, Vidi, Vici for Saw IV as it cut a neat swath estimated at $32.4 million to take the lead in the weekend box office race. The frame also delivered good results for the Steve Carrell romantic comedy Dan in Real Life of $12 million to clinch…

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October 21, 2007

October 21, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Weekend Estimates – October 19-21, 2007 Title Distributor Weekend % change Theater Cume 30 Days of Nights Sony 15.8 (5,540) – 2855 15.8 Why Did I Get Married? Lions Gate 11.7 (5,770) -45% 2034 38.5 The Game Plan BV 8.2 (2,480) -26% 3301 69.2 Michael Clayton WB…

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We Own the Altar….

October 14, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Why Did I Get Married?, the latest from actor-filmmaker Tyler Perry, led weekend movie going in its debut with an estimated $22.9 million. The frame also saw the thriller We Own the Night bow third overall with $10.8 million and an OK bow for Elizabeth: The Golden Age of…

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Cardiac Arrest ….

October 7 , 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share The second weekend of The Game Plan reigned supreme at the top of the charts with an estimated $16.2 million. However, it was the debut of The Heartbreak Kid that had tongues wagging and not simply because of its disappointing $13.9 million opening. The frame also…

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BLOOM
There cannot be a human being who has fewer thoughts on the whole question of word processing than I do. I’ve never even seen a word processor. I am hopelessly archaic. For me the typewriter hasn’t even been invented yet, so how can I speak to this matter? I protest! A man who has never learned to type is not going to be able to add anything to this debate. As far as I’m concerned, computers have as much to do with literature as space travel, perhaps much less. I can only write with a ballpoint pen, with a Rolling Writer, they’re called, a black Rolling Writer on a lined yellow legal pad on a certain kind of clipboard. And then someone else types it.

INTERVIEWER
And someone else edits?

BLOOM
No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited.

INTERVIEWER
Do you revise much?

BLOOM
Sometimes, but not often.
~ Harold Bloom

“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show? First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy. I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing — it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé — and they’re calling me, going, ‘What do you think of this guy?’ ‘What do you think of this guy?’ And they’re sending pictures. I was like, ‘Are you people fucking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?’ I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there.”
Ellen Pompeo