Saturday, February 9, 2008

Paris HIlton: One just made for bloggers

Sometimes as a blogger you wake up to find milk and honey just flowing into your keyboard. This is one of those mornings.

Fantasy Moguls is reporting that the Paris Hilton cinematic cash grab The Hottie and the Nottie ain't going to be exactly that. It made $76 per screen last night in its first night of limited release. That's $76. In some parts of the country, you might be able to get a mechanic to crack open the hood of your fashionable Jaguar for that. In some parts of the country that probably do not include Hilton's hometown. Frankly, I wonder if about the same number of onlookers watched Paris walked down the carpet at the premiere here a week or two ago as watched the actual movie this weekend.

I have to say I'm a little surprised. True, Hilton has never had a screen success. And certainly she's not an actress. But neither was Elvis, and his films made huge amounts of cash. I sort of expected the lure of celebrity to get this up to at least respectable box office. Not that it would deserve it. But morbid curiosity should account for more than seven people and a student or senior per screen.

Which raises the question .... who exactly are the Paris Hilton fans? Whatever else, they appear to be broke.

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