It was the biggest weekend of director Quentin Tarantino's career, or at least the biggest weekend he's likely to remember. "Inglorious Basterds," complete with its improperly spelled title and awesome Brad Pitt southern accent, took a baseball bat to the head of its competition with a $38 million weekend. It's been a good few weeks for the lower budget fare. IB cost only $70 million (how sad is it that I can put the word "only" next to "$70 million"), meaning it made back half of its budget this weekend alone. Congrats to my favorite Spaz of Cinema on the major return. Here's how the rest of the box shaped up.
1. "Inglorious Basterds" - $38 million
2. "District 9" - $18 million
3. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" - $12 million
4. "The Time Traveler's Wife" - $9 million
5. "Julie & Julia" - $8 million
I've taken a few weeks off the movie blog, counted up all of my losses and settled some debts. Let's predict what's going to happen next weekend...Continue reading Monday Movie Quarterback 8/24: Heil Misspelleeng! »
Hello wgntv.com friends! Marcus Leshock here with my first
post on the official Leshock Value Blog. For those of you who have checked out
my other blog, I'm hoping this one will be equally as historic. Hopefully I can
look back thirty years from now when I'm filthy rich from all my internet
This blog is meant as a portal of my thoughts and random musings throughout the day. I have a strong background in entertainment with my work on "metromix on CLTV," so we'll definitely be talking movies, music, theater and more.
We'll also be looking at what's happening around Chicago,
eating some fantastic food, and trying to improve all of our social lives. Think
of it as an extension of all the fun, informative work I'll be doing on
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