He’s only been a bonafide hit-maker for three months and he’s already trying to squish the little guy. Joss Whedon, of course, set records by directing The Avengers, which is now the highest-grossing film of all time. Doesn’t mean he can’t fear the competition.
Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me opened on 30 screens (as opposed to The Avengers on 4,000) but has since had its order doubled to 60 in light of strong turnout. If it does well with that, more screens will be added. Thus, Whedon has sent out a plea to his loyal fans to boycott Sleepwalk With Me thus preserving his title.
Granted, this was done all in good fun, but I really don’t appreciate being told what to do. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some Weed Killer to drink. (THR)