Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hollywood Doesnt' Even Care If You're Dead

So, I was at the Wally World tonight. Just got back, actually. I don't go during normal person hours because I have yet to find the joy in grocery shopping with three children. I was standing in a very long line so I grabbed a tabloid. I opened it up to the middle and saw a small article at the bottom. It read something like this:
"Batman, the Dark Knight, Heath Ledger's last film (and it has a picutre of him) tromped on Meryl Streep's Mamma Mia 158 million to 28 million opening weekend." And I'm thinking, "What the hell?! Like it's a contest? The man is dead, I dont think he cares." I saw both these films this week. They aren't even in the same venue othere than you eat popcorn when you watch them. And even though he's dead, it's still so monetary. He's the one who made that film what it was. So while Meryl Streep only has her piddly 28 million, and I guess the point that was brought home to me was, she's still around to spend it. And Heath Ledger, well, unfortunately he is not. (Sigh)


kevin and kalie chamberlain said...

Poor Meryl! Only 28 million? Sometimes I wonder about this capitalistic world.

Dallas and Amylee said...

Ha! However, I think it was the writing that made the film what it was. Should I see Mama Mia?