Sunday, July 24, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory takes in $28.3 million, War of the Worlds’s four-week take comes to 208.3 million and The Island, the closest Michael Bay will get to being nominated for any kind of filmmaking award, flops at just $12 million.

I don’t mean to rub it in, but this is also the first film that Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes and Ian Bryce have produced which has done this badly. I don’t know whether the film is the victim of underexposure (underexposure for a Bay film?) or poor timing. Maybe if they held it for two months. . .

I digress, though. I wish Bay’s film finds the audience it deserves. Because if some of the critics heaping praise upon it are to be believed, The Island represented Michael Bay’s maturity. Perhaps now, the box-office will convince him to go back to doing the films that have been critically but not commercially reviled.

More about the box office later. . .


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