“G-Force” Beats “Harry Potter” At The Box Office

And so it will be written in the record books that over the last weekend in July of 2009, “G-Force” beat out “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” for the top spot in American movie box office sales. Ain’t that sad? FBI agent guinea pigs beat out the sixth installment of the most famous story of our generation. America, what is wrong with you? G-Force looked really stupid. Like really, really dumb—and you spent a whopping $32.3 million to see it in theaters? The rest of the world wasn’t nearly as silly. They kept “Potter” at number one. At least some people have their heads screwed on properly. Now I wonder, America, what happened? Was it the mid-summer blues? Was it the broken air conditioner mixed with the unbearable heat that forced you to flock to the cinema for “G-Force?” Do we all have the emotional maturity of 10-year-olds, and thus “Harry Potter” seemed too intellectual for us? What I’m trying to get at, America, is that I’m disappointed in your movie pickings. Tsk-tsk. [Variety]

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