Lighting the Hollywood Way

Og Mandingo once said, “I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” Were the folks responsible for Zero Dark Thirty, last week’s #1 at the box office, inspired by the late author’s prophetic words? No matter, the stars continue to shine for the Oscar-nominated thriller, albeit from a slightly lower rung on the ladder, placing the film at #2 with $17.6 million earned during the long weekend. The also-Oscar-nominated film, Silver Linings Playbook, opened nationwide, playing the field at #3 with $11.4 million. The Gangster Squad legally held court at #4 with $9.1million. The Russell Crowe/Mark Wahlberg thriller, Broken City, broke in to the box office arena at #5 with an underwhelming $9 million. What are we missing? Oh, the #1 film at the box office! That honor went to a PG-13-rated horror of a Mama, whose star Jessica Chastain holds the distinct pleasure of being in this week’s top two box office films. Audiences endured the darkness of a movie theater to see some scary looking stars, bringing in a Mama-loving $28.1 million.

Who would have thought motherly love, in all its glorified horror, would beat the big boys at the box office? I’m looking at you, Arnold Schwarzenegger (whose Last Stand we can barely see from the #10 spot).

From seaside days to starry nights, hope your week produces its own form of light leading to the most magnificent stars…

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Author: Meg

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