In case you were wondering Where the Wild Things Are, they’re on top. The Spike Jonze feature based on the Maurice Sendak’s children’s book led the pack this weekend, ahead of Law Abiding Citizen and Couples Retreat, earning $32.5 million. It looks like parents weren’t turned off by Sendak’s damning them and their concerns to hell.
This weekend’s opening numbers beat out the total domestic runs of Jonze’s first two feature films, but hopefully ticket sales will stay on track for the $80 million dollar movie. It might help that the 18 and over crowd is getting in on the action. When I was a kid I remember wondering what the big deal was about this book and the trailer really creeped me out, but I was clearly in the minority among my friends.
What about you, will you go see Wild Things?
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