Neither Now You See Me nor After Earth topped the box-office this weekend; though they made $28.05 and $27 million, respectively, that still didn’t beat the $34.5 million pulled down by Fast & Furious 6 as it continues to burn through the megaplex audiences.
The biggest surprise was seeing The Hangover Part III slide all the way down to sixth place with just $15.9 million as Epic and Star Trek Into Darkness tied for fourth with $16.4 million. Yeah, it’s just half a million dollars’ difference, but I would have thought people would still be interested in catching up with Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis. Guess not.
Anyway, none of this is terribly important. The real news this weekend is Dan Harmon’s return to Community after being tossed by Sony a year ago. (I guess even they noticed how terrible the fourth season was.) Longtime readers of this blog may remember I took the news of Harmon’s firing fairly hard; it’s weird — it’s more than weird — to suddenly be looking forward to Community again.
Here’s to six proper seasons, and maybe even a movie.