Poor Justin Bieber. Not only did he have to suffer the indignity of losing at the Grammys last night, but he had to watch in what I imagine was good-natured incomprehension — you know, like a cocker spaniel — as his concert movie, “Never Say Never” was edged out at the box-office by the abominable Adam Sandler comedy “Just Go with It”.
Yup. Sandler’s audiences ignored the scathing reviews (and the Twitter hashtag) to push the lazy remake of “Cactus Flower” to the top with a $31 million gross — enough to squeak past “Never Say Never”, which earned $30.3 million. I’ll forego the usual finger-wagging this week; really, if you saw “Just Go with It”, you’ve suffered enough.
The ultimate irony? If Bieber’s fans hadn’t stayed home Sunday night to catch their idol on the Grammys and gone to see his movie instead, “Never Say Never” might have come out on top.
Then again, it was a school night.