It appears we still don't have a genuine blockbuster on our hands. No, that's not some kind of weird sexual euphemism - I'm referring to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which fell $10 million short of cracking the $100 million-dollar-mark over the weekend. Looks like Disney should have followed my advice and made an action-adventure film based on The Hall of Presidents instead. Maybe not, though, since it should be noted that the movie scored "biggest-grossing offshore debut of all time" according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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The rest of the top ten is filled with old titles. In order to see another new release, you have to go all the way down to number 12, where Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris opened on six screens to a gross of $579,000. You know, if the studios want Woody's movies to make money, they should offer him a big-screen superhero franchise. Nothing major, of course - how about Woody Allen's Luke Cage, Hero for Hire? I would definitely watch that. (Box Office Mojo)