Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, ‘ Phoenix, Oregon’ Tops Box Office Charts With Take of… Four Thousand Dollars!?
This weekend was the worst weekend for movie theaters since they were first built. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that for the first time in over 100 years the total weekend box office return was… zero dollars.
Erik Lomis, a don of the distribution business who presently works at United Artists Releasing, is famous for waking up at 4 a.m., seven days a week. By 5:30 a.m., he sends out projected grosses for the previous day. That’s in addition to a detailed analysis on the weekends of how new movies and recently released titles have performed. Last Thursday night, he realized he had to let go. “I sat at my computer at 11 p.m.,” he recalls, “and saw that a rerelease of The Big Lebowski was the top-grossing movie from nine theaters.”
Okay, so, the industry didn’t exactly take in $0, but that’s what was reported as the totals from all the studios. Nothing. It makes sense because all the movie theaters are closed.
Box Office Mojo did have a few reports, though, namely that Phoenix, Oregon played in 17 theaters and brought in a total of $3,842. Which raises questions. Like who wanted to see Phoenix, Oregon so badly that they risked contracting a horrible, deadly disease for it?
I mean, sure, it doesn’t look terrible, but does it look pandemic good? All those Lisa Edelstein fans just couldn’t stay away?
We’re #1! Thank to YOU!
— Phoenix, Oregon (@phoenixORmovie) March 24, 2020
They are now officially the lowest-grossing #1 film in history. Without even having to adjust that for inflation. It’s cute.
The most recent estimate I can find for average ticket price is about $9.40, which means roughly 400 people saw this film. Or one guy saw it 400 times.
Deadline reported, however, that some films did better than this, mostly because a lot of drive-in theaters were still open. I mean, the ones that didn’t close 20 years ago. It makes sense, you go and stay in your car and still get to see a movie. According to their numbers, Onward made about $71,000, down from over $10 million last weekend. That’s around $7,500 tickets using our earlier estimate, provided that still holds up for drive-in movies, so who the hell knows.
A lot of businesses that close will never reopen, because people are going to realize that entire industries are completely unnecessary to their lives. Movie theaters probably won’t be among those businesses yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a decline in ticket sales when the projectors started rolling again.
The Office has become the de facto background noise sitcom on Netflix after the streamer let the rights to superior shows like 30 Rock, Frasier and How I Met Your Mother lapse. There has been an uproar about it being pulled and moving to NBC’s streaming service Peacock at the end of the year, but people will probably just move on to Community, New Girl or Parks and Recreation once it’s gone.
Still, there’s been a lot of discussion of The Office in the current zeitgeist and everyone agrees the show got weird and much worse after Steve Carell left in the seventh season. You’re never going to run into a single, solitary person who says “Man, The Office got so much better after Steve Carell left.”
A new behind-the-scenes book by Andy Greene called The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s (a title that’s really overselling it. I mean, it’s good, but 30 Rock started in 2006) alleges that NBC pushed Carell out when he was willing to stay.
“He didn’t want to leave the show. He had told the network that he was going to sign for another couple of years. He was willing to and his agent was willing to. But for some reason, they didn’t contact him. I don’t know if it was a game of chicken or what… He planned on staying on the show. He told his manager and his manager contacted them and said he’s willing to sign another contract for a couple years. So all of that was willing and ready and, on their side, honest. And the deadline came for when they were supposed to give him an offer and it passed and they didn’t make him an offer. So his agent was like, ‘Well, I guess they don’t want to renew you for some reason.’ Which was insane to me. And to him, I think.”
That just makes no sense to me. That excerpt was related by hairstylist Kim Ferry, and the boom operator for the show, Brian Wittle, said that Carell floated leaving after the seventh season and none of the producers tried to stop him. Casting director Allison Jones recalled the events around Carell’s departure in much the same way.
“As I recall, he was going to do another season and then NBC, for whatever reason, wouldn’t make a deal with him… Somebody didn’t pay him enough. It was absolutely asinine. I don’t know what else to say about that. Just asinine.”
So yeah, the reason Steve Carell left The Office, causing the show to flail around and flounder rudderless for two seasons before being mercy-killed, is that NBC just never offered him an extension on his contract. I would say it was their biggest mistake of the era, but they also passed on Modern Family the year before that. Good job boys, I’m sure Peacock will be a rousing success with those instincts behind it.
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In my experience, Korean is a difficult language to pick up. After watching a hundred-some episodes of Please Take Care of My Refrigerator and that movie My Sassy Girl, the only word I actually learned was daebak, and I only learned that because half the time it wasn’t translated in the subtitles and I had to look it up. It roughly translates to “awesome.” I’m by no means a polyglot, but I managed to learn at least a few basic words and phrases in French, Spanish and Japanese just from watching movies and TV shows.
Luckily for fans of Kpop and Korean Dramas, we’re getting some free lessons in basic Korean courtesy of the world’s hottest band, BTS.
The group’s record label, Big Hit Entertainment, gave a press release on the endeavor that was reported by NME.
In a statement, Big Hit Entertainment said each lesson is “designed to make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS’ music and contents due to the language barrier.”
“There are only limited ways our fans could learn Korean with ease,” he said.
“Big Hit has created Korean learning media using artist content for a more rewarding and immersive experience for our fans.”
You’re stuck inside anyway, why not broaden your cultural horizons a little bit. If nothing else, you’ll understand it a little better when you watch Seonam Girls’ High School Investigators, a show I really enjoyed when it was first on. And let’s face it, East Asia is increasingly becoming the cultural center of the world, and South Korea has one of the most vibrant and productive entertainment industries in the world. Plus they seem to have handled the coronavirus outbreak much better than the US has, so Korean dramas might be the only thing to watch in the fall and you don’t want to be behind the curve, do you?
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Earlier this month, just before all hell broke loose in the West thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith reunited.
Their reunion in South Africa came weeks after some bitter and very public feuding in which they had made accusations against each other.
The couple are a fan-favorite, in part because fans absolutely adore Daniel, Tiffany's son, and his bond with Ronald.
Now, Tiffany is taking to social media to clear the air about where things stand with Ronald.
She also has a lot to say about her family, from happy milestones to some bad news.
Take a look:
1. Where do they stand?
2. But ...
3. They were still a family
4. Everything was good ...
5. But then ...
6. But photos together aren't everything
It's a question that's been circulating on social media for months -- and the answer may have just come to us from a very unlikely source,.
Kourtney Kardashian's son Mason Disick is just 10 years old, but apparently, he was able to set up an Instagram account this week.
The account was quickly deleted, as the Instagram requires that users be at least 13 years of age.
But Mason made quite a splash during his short time on the 'Gram.
His presence was quickly noted by a Kylie Jenner fan account, which pointed out that Mason was revealing secrets about Kylie and Travis.
"Soooo Mason got an Instagram... @masondisick.official," the account wrote, later adding:
"Edit: Mason’s account got deleted. I assume Instagram took it down because he’s not 13 yet."
Yes, Mason's career as an influencer was tragically brief.
But before he left social media, he dropped this bombshell:
"No, Kylie and Travis are not back together," he said in response to a fan's question.
As you're probably aware, Kylie and Travis broke up last year, and reports of their reconciliation have been circulating non-stop ever since.
But according to Mason, the rumors are bogus, and these two are still separated.
And why should we believe a 10-year-old over the hundreds of tabloid reports that contradict him?
Well, because Mason has more inside knowledge of the situation than 1,000 anonymous sources combined.
And besides, why would the kid lie?
We're sure he realizes that the story would be more compelling if Kylie and Travis were back together.
If he just wanted attention, he probably would have made that claim.
Plus, Mason's commentary jibes with the latest rumors, which hold that Kylie and Travis have been spending a lot of time together lately -- but strictly for co-parenting purposes.
Hey, speaking of parenting, maybe Mason could use a little more supervision around the house.
Sure, this story is funny, but those age requirements exist for a reason.
Social media isn't a safe place for kids -- especially famous kids -- and if anyone knows how vicious Instagram commenters can get, it's Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick.
Sophie Mudd has been spending her time of self isolation by meditating and practicing yoga.
She took her talents to Instagram to show us how far she can put her foot behind her head, standing in her bathroom looking at pieces of art.
Sophie’s wearing a matching animal print set consisting of a bra top and high waisted leggings which are designed by a popular apparel brand Alo Yoga.
This is the kind of skillset that comes in handy during a recession. It separates the contenders from the phonies and allows us to focus on those that matter!
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Phoebe Price is the hero we all need, I was going to say we can all take her lead but then I realized this girl is outside walking around with her little dog Henry, when she should be at home! Regardless, Phoebe is bringing some glam to this pandemic with her custom face mask and her American flag bikini, keeping the patriotism alive as we continue living through this very odd time.
We need to see these images on all our military vehicles as if she was a pin up girl in 1942.
Here is her toilet paper dance for TikTok.
HERE ARE THOSE PICS:
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Emmy Rossum has been busy this year filming the Angelyne movie where she stars in the lead role as the iconic blonde Hollywood socialite. But since the COVID-19 outbreak she’s been spending time on home isolation just like all of us. In this time of self isolation the actress has decided to share her workout tips with her fans through Instagram.
She posted a photo of her rock hard abs to promote her new venture, she will be providing at home workout program on Instagram Live and has scheduled to have trainers join in on the workouts. If you’re interested in getting ripped like Emmy you can check out the times that she’ll go live below.
“Need to get off the couch and move your body while staying inside?
Meet me on IG LIVE.
Put it in your calendar.
Thursday 11am EST / 8am PST
Pilates with @erikabloompilates
Friday 11am EST / 8am PST
Pilates with @naturalpilates
Saturday 12pm EST / 9am PST
Healing stretch with @gstbody”
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Emily Ratajkowski has a great body (except for her freakish belly button”, but that’s about all that she’s got.
She really isn’t an interesting, cool, fun, funny, compelling, creative, clever influencer.
She is basically less stimulating to the world than the COVID-19 virus. Just a glorified Nude Glamour Model who just happened to get cast in the right music video at the right time, securing the right amount of instagram followers, that she’s consistently been trying to polarize as being some “it” girl or “scenester” or even a “celebrity”. All for being topless in a music video.
She would go to trendy events, fashion weeks, even launch a line of clothing to pretend that she’s more than just her breasts. It is all so pretentious and snobby and I hate it.
I like to believe it takes more than just getting nude to get respect and appreciation in the world. Anyone can take a nude selfie, literally ANYONE can take a nude or half nude selfie and get the same response of “I like nudes”. I like to see the people at the “top” who brands are throwing money at and who have been cashing in on the trend of influencers bring more to the table.
Yet, at 28 years old, too old to be doing these teenage girls trying to get famous antics to maintain her fame because she knows it is built on a rickety foundation of lies and digital marketing tactics.
I am a fan of her nudity, I am even a fan of an average girl going viral like she was COVID-19, I would just hope from more contribution to the world that some bootleg Kardashian level of semi-nude selfies. It’s just so low hanging fruit and lacks any real value.
As we all know boobs get HITS and HITS is what these people need in these dark times where I hope they realize they are basically irrelevant and their industry basically worthless in the grand scheme of things, despite that lottery win that happened back in 2013 that made her lots of money I personally would have liked to see better used on something of value.
As we all know, Em Rat Cow has great boobs. So let her be rewarded by the world for that, while I prefer to spend my time looking at something with more substance, irony and humor like our girl It’s Trinity Love doing what the influencers do while not even being alive.
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Rita Ora is hot! One of the best out there.
I am pretty sure these are some throwback bikini pics, which I am sure we will all have to get used to!
The throwbacks because the bikini wearing girls can’t leave the house anymore. Not that we ever turned down indoor bikini pics ever, it’s just that indoor bikini pics are less casual like “oh just in my bikini at the beach” but are rather straight up clickbait.
It’s more obvious that a girl likes to have bikini pics in her content mix when she’s taking indoor bikini pics. We all know that people respond really well to bikini pics and that all women should post bikini pics pretty much always, but sometimes they want to feel like they have value beyond the bikini pics. So they pretend that it’s not bikini clickbait by being in a paradise type setting. In a “I’m a travel influencer” because it’s easier to pretend it’s not just clickbait when it is showcasing amazing places they travel the bikini is just bonus.
Either way, brace for that indoor, at home bikini pics, at least for the next two weeks. Or the throwback of a better time.
NOT THAT WE ARE COMPLAINING, WE NEED ALL THE BIKINI PICS WE CAN GET IN THESE DARK TIMES! MORE CLICKBAIT PLEASE!
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We jumped on this @itstrinitylove on TikTok early and sent her out an Egotastic! Tank top for her FULL and amazing bosom. Get in before they are too famous to give us the time of day. The classic girl getting too popular to go to prom with us. Rachel…I’m talking to you.
I guess I just found humor in the basic logic that influencers are basically as empty as a sex doll and the ideal of a sex doll being able to do influencer work was HILARIOUS to me.
So here’s that special branded Dance Video like this babe was EmRata, only with MORE personality and less PLASTIC and ARTIFICIAL.
As far as I’m concerned it makes more sense for a sex doll to make TikTok dance videos than grown ass women who are rich as hell looking for more likes and follows or to stay relevant. Sure it’s hot to watch, but embarrassing. While this girl literally CAN’T get embarrassed, so it makes it funny.
Not to mention, you can’t get COVID-19 from her if you Lysol her down, so maybe a great alternative to online dating in these dark times.
The longer you go without human contact, the hotter she becomes. So support our favorite TikTok girl and Follow Her Now!
Here’s her tiktok that went viral:
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Louie Vito is a professional snowboarder, straight for the snowboard capital of the world – COLUMBUS OHIO, best known for being one of your American Olympic Heroes who went to war for your country in the Half Pipe.
He’s won a bunch of competitions, X-Games, etc and more interestingly, he was also on Dancing with the Stars with partner Chelsie Hightower.
With the hills closed, he’s out here doing a lot of flips to burpees to burn some of that energy.
I figure this is a great way for you to get inspired to start your day with some movement, or if you’ve had enough of your family, the quarantine, the virus, the doom, you can always try this at home and break your neck to end it all, but I don’t endorse or recommend that. It was a joke.
If flips aren’t your thing, check out Chelsie Hightower, the dancing with the stars dancer who I don’t think I’ve ever heard of, in a bikini.
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