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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Americans wear their Sunday best for "Clash"

Nikki Fink reports that the remake of "Clash of the Titans" made a record $64 million over the Easter weekend. Some thought that releasing a violent movie over a holy weekend would be a big mistake. But studio executives not only knew what they were doing, they planned it.
"It worked for "The Passion of the Christ,'" media analyst Stu Potter told us, "After that super violent movie rocked the box (office) studios rushed violent movies into the pipeline for Easter weekend."

Some might say "Christ" was successful despite the violence and only because of the religious message. "Nope," Mr. Potter states with total confidence, pointing to the outrageous success of a poorly reviewed remake of a shoddily made B-movie from the 80's.
"Next year look to taking the entire family to the 3-D remake of "Caligula."

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