One Movie Absolutely Crushed The Box Office Over The Weekend

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“The Grinch” absolutely dominated the box office over the weekend.

The Hollywood Reporter provided the following details:

Christmas came early for Illumination and Universal as The Grinch, the second big-screen adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale after Ron Howard’s 2000 film, opened to a pleasing $66 million from 4,414 North American theaters despite mediocre reviews (it fared better with audiences, earning an A- CinemaScore).

Girl in the Spider’s Web was beat by the J.J. Abrams-produced World War II-zombie pic, Overlord, which placed third in its domestic launch with an unimpressive $10.1 million from 2,859 theaters. Overseas, the $38 million horror-thriller turned in a meek $9.1 million from 52 markets for a global bow of $19.3 million.

As I’ve said before, I really don’t give a damn about “The Grinch” or most other Christmas movies. I just don’t care enough to spend money seeing them in theaters. The only two that are great are “Christmas Vacation” and “Miracle.” The rest aren’t worth my time.

Now, the WWII zombie thriller “Overlord” looks like something I can absolutely get behind. That has the visions of a young 13-year-old David Hookstead written all over it. (RELATED: The Creator Of ‘Lost’ Has An Awesome D-Day Film About Zombies Coming Out [VIDEO])

Who the hell wouldn’t want to see a movie about zombies on D-Day? Apparently more people than I thought because it didn’t exactly do great at the box office, which is a bit of a disappointment.

We didn’t have a great weekend of college football. So, I thought it might exceed expectations. Clearly, that might have been a shade too optimistic.


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Do the right thing, my friends. Ignore “The Grinch,” and go see “Overlord.” That’s what is much better for America.

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