Well, I wasn’t too horribly far off. I pegged the top 3, just not in the right order.
- Lakeview Terrace ($15.6 million)
- Burn After Reading ($11.3 million)
- My Best Friend’s Girl ($8.3 million)
- Igor ($8.0 million)
- Righteous Kill ($7.7 million)
- The Family That Preys ($7.5 million)
- The Women ($5.3 million)
- Ghost Town ($5.2 million)
- The Dark Knight ($3.0 million)
- The House Bunny ($2.8 million)
What I Watched:
- Ghost Town (3 stars): The first act of the movie was pretty slow. We get it: Ricky Gervais’ character is unlikeable. Let’s move on. The real fun comes when he has to start actually interacting with people instead of just avoiding them.
- Amélie (4 stars): I saw this several years ago and was unimpressed, which leads me to believe I’ve become increasingly quirky over the years. Amélie is delightfully whimsical.
- Hedwig & the Angry Inch (4 stars): I feel well-versed in the world of rock movies now that I’ve seen Almost Famous, Spinal Tap and Hedwig. Hedwig might be the most well-rounded of the three in the way it blends sentiment and satire. And it had the best music, too.
In Other News
- I finished what I’m calling my gamma draft of MUTE this weekend. Cheers to me.
- I’m in the midst of planning my 2008 NaNoWriMo novel, nicknamed Fairytale Redux. I attended my first pre-NaNo KC write-in last night. I think my level of planning might be slightly anal-retentive compared to the other WriMos there. Which, if I’m being honest, is really no surprise.
- Speaking of NaNoWriMo, the site is getting a makeover for its 10th anniversary. When it relaunches on Oct. 1, my campaign to ensnare new participants will intensify. Be prepared.
- I’m taking suggestions for a Netflix project, in which I explore the filmography of a screenwriter, director or actor. So, suggest away.
- I’m going to start doing this with all my Netflix flaps (thank you, Lifehacker).