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Hurricane Irene Worst Hit Victim? The Box-Office!

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Tough break! When it rains, it pours, doesn't it?

Because of the Hurricane Irene, who wreaked havoc all over the East Coast this weekend, box office numbers were significantly down this weekend. In fact, it may very well turn out to be the worst movie weekend of 2011.

In the end, the North American box office gross for the weekend was a dismal $80M, with The Help coming in at #1 again, making a mere $14.3M. New films, Colombiana and My Idiot Brother got hit way harder though, Colombiana came in at #2, which is good, but it only made $10.3M - a miniscule number considering what the studio was hoping for. However, a spokesperson for Sony insisted that the movie did considerably well in light of the hurricane. Hey, if they're happy, alls good in the world.

Hopefully, Weinstein Co will give the same love to Paul Rudd's My Idiot Brother, which opened to $2.3M on Friday and $2.5M Saturday. A $5.8M weekend? YIKES!

Well Irene, you may not have made a personal appearance on the other coast, but Hollywood is certainly feeling your wrath.

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14 comments to “Hurricane Irene Worst Hit Victim? The Box-Office!”

  1. 1

    Horrible headline, Perez! People actually DIED! The story is fine, but that headline is awful.

  2. 2

    The worst hit victim of Irene? Hmmm, maybe the people were actually victims of the storm? I never comment on stories, but this is REALLY insensitive of you.

  3. 3

    wow. incredibly insensitive.

  4. 4

    You realize people died, right? Like, totally not alive anymore. Not breathing. Families lost their mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, fathers, children. They're planning their loved ones' funerals right now. You stupid dumb fuck.

  5. 5

    This headline is proof that you're nothing but a money-grubbing piece of shit. I'm curious if you did it on purpose to get the clicks or if you're that much of an idiot. Get your head of your ass.

  6. 6

    Agreed, very insensitive - possibly more than 25 people have died and over $7 billion in damages - so who gives a **** about the box office - Hollywood will be fine, it's the majority of average Americans who are suffering and some might never recover…

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  8. 8

    That is so insensitive to say that stupid movies were hit hardest what about the thousands of people who were evacuated fromt heir home. And what about the people who died? and the people who still don't have power. what about the boy from rockland county ny who was electrocuted by live wires and then his father was electrocuted when he tried to touch his son. they had it easier than the box office?

  9. 9

    I've never bothered to comment before, but I felt compelled after reading… This headline is utterly — and I'll use your favorite word — deplorable, with a complete lack of sympathy for the thousands of victims who fared far worse than your precious Hollywood box office. For one who seems to fight so zealously for the compassion of others, you have shown yourself to be truly compassion-less in the most vulgar of ways. Maybe a public apology on your own site is in order?

  10. 10

    People are dead - I think they and their families, as well as the people who are losing their homes, livelihoods and belongings are the biggest victims. This is really tasteless.

  11. 11

    That one deserves an apology. Highly insensitive and foolish.

  12. 12

    Too soon Mario SMH.

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