Intro for March 26, 2012
There was a lot to be excited about this weekend:
The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and, um...Justin Bieber’s new song Boyfriend. Sorry ok?! But I love it, yes, specifically BECAUSE it’s a punk shrug at Justin Timberlake.
As for The Hunger Games, 3 weeks ago the projection was $70 million. How does that sh-t DOUBLE in less than a month for a record-setting $155 million opening weekend, the third best of all time?
And remember - it’s MARCH, it wasn’t a long weekend, and it’s not a sequel. I mean, these are crazy ass numbers that aren’t skewed to just one demographic. The Hunger Games attracted a healthy representation of girls AND boys, adults and teens.
Thank you for your messages about the movie. Please keep sending. Peeta is polarising, non? Some of you have written to passionately defend him/Josh Hutcherson while others can’t support it. Let’s debate tomorrow during the LiveBlog. We’ll dedicate a majority of the time to The Hunger Games before addressing other gossip.
It’ll be a heavy column today. Please refresh often and scroll down to get caught up on each post.
I still really, really, REALLY want my own Dire Wolf.
Yours in gossip,