Day By Day

Monday, October 15, 2007

Perry Crushes Clooney, Wahlberg, Blanchett

Once again the media moguls and the critical community are shocked to find that a faith-based film has buried the competition at the box office. This time it is Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married" which took in more than 21 million dollars this weekend, beating out the Rock's inane comedy "The Game Plan" and doubling the take of George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg's heavily hyped "quality" productions that tied for third with about 11 million each.

Read it here.

Libertas notes that the people who make movies and those who review them are culturally and politically out of touch with the American public, and argues Perry's box 0ffice wins are an indication of that fact. [here] I'm not so sure of that. Films really don't tell us very much about American culture at all -- they are merely suggestive. The box office simply tells us that the market for rabid anti-capitalist, anti-American screeds is small and diminishing and the market for faith-based entertainment is not.

I blame Bush