Quality Will Out

Well, at least we're still wealthy and beautifulThe weekend’s box office is in, and frankly it’s not great news for anyone. Two would-be powerhouses, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “The Tourist”, opened with underwhelming grosses of $24.5 million and $17 million, respectively — an indication that audiences aren’t quite as enamored of the “Narnia” franchise, or Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, as they were expected to be.

That’s good, I think, because both of those movies are pretty sorry excuses for entertainment, and it’s heartening to see people waiting on word of mouth (or reading reviews) before shelling out for a ticket. Or maybe the winter storm kept people trapped at home, where they watched “Prince Caspian” on Netflix and realized there’s just no reason to keep indulging this franchise. Either way it’s a win, right?