Fairy Tales, Terror and a Silver Linings Story

This weekend at the movies reminded me of a Jewish proverb I once read that stated, “Do not ask questions of fairy tales.” Okay, so I won’t inquire why this week’s #1 at the box office was the long-delayed fairy tale with a twist Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The poorly-reviewed film, which was originally scheduled to be released in March 2012, followed the path leading to the top spot, bringing in $19.0 million in its first weekend out of the forest. Following in their breadcrumb-covered trail was the terror-seeking Mama with a non-terrifying $12.9 million. Sunshine and blue skies were clearly evident from the #3 spot, where the Silver Linings Playbook continued to be viewed by the masses with $10.0 million. Zero Dark Thirty continued to deliver the gloom at #4 with $9.8 million. New release action flick Parker rounded out the Top Five with a dismal $7.0 million.

Save for a sunny Silver Lining, it was a pretty dim week at the movies. How long will the darkness last? For that matter, how long can a twisted fairy tale lead the star-studded way? Will the Mama Love soon fade into the cinematic sunset?

Why question? From seaside days to starry nights, I plan on enjoying the show this week in all its darkness and light…

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Author: Meg

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