I have had an incredibly BAD week. Therefore, I am greatly mollified by the news that Sofia Coppola’s film Lost In Translation (starring the lovely and talented Scarlett Johansson) did unbelievably, astronomically well (balancing out my week)! The per screen average on opening weekend was $40,221. That is simply stunning for an independent “art-house” film. Her cousin, Nicholas Cage, starred in a film that was released this weekend. Matchstick Men brought in only $4,827 per screen. [It is fair to point out that M.M. was on 2,711 screens while L.I.T. was on only 23 screens.]
An independent documentary is making the rounds and generating good reviews and good box office. It was made by some of the same folks that made the surfing classic Endless Summer. The film boasts NO special effects and NO stuntmen. Step Into Liquid is in its sixth (6th) week of release and has generated a respectable $2,604,144. I loved Endless Summer (certainly the backstory of the Point Break bank robbers) and am looking forward to this film.
“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”
Orson Welles (1915 – 1985)
“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”
Euripides (484 BC – 406 BC)