Fast & Furious set an April opening record by pulling in $72.5 million this weekend, averaging $20,950 per theater. It blasted the Adam Sandler vehicle Anger Management out of the water. It was the previous record holder at $42.2 mil in 2003.
Strangely, of the people I talked to this weekend, all had seen Adventureland and none had seen Fast & Furious. I can’t explain it, but I can’t hold it against people that they are riding out their Holy Week with meaningless car action and women in hot pants.
It’s hard to find a person who didn’t like 2012’s Dredd, a film that stands alongside RoboCop as the ultra-violent, dystopic film fans needed at the time, but a sequel to the movie hasn’t been forthcoming; in fact, over the past few years, the likelihood of a second outing for Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban’s chin has hovered around zero. Read more