Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Charlie Wilson's Hit!

Everyone might be talking about the upstart success of that little generational mis-stereotype Juno. But fewer people are talking about the less talked about success of Charlie Wilson's War. I wasn't that positive on the film, but I can see why someone who doesn't have as intimate of a knowledge of the true story (I've read the highly amusing book) would potentially enjoy the film.

I was walking through a mall in the days prior to the film's release, and a 50ish mom was walking next to her late teen daughter. We passed a kiosk and she motioned to it, implying her interest. I had a strange feeling that the film might do well at that point. Given the small weekly drops in business, it seems to be performing to that expectation.

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