Blog By: Armando Tinoco
The “odds” are with The Hunger Games
The much anticipated adaptation of the Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy The Hunger Games earned $68.3 on it’s opening day. Already breaking records for the midnight screenings, the Gary Ross directed film is already the highest opening for a non-sequel and the highest debut single day for a non-sequel. If this is a prediction of what is to come, as people get more involved with these characters the next book adaptations should break even more records.
American Horror Story Increases Its Odds
A television show that wants to increase its odds of winning an Emmy is American Horror Story. Using its anthology status the Academy advised the network that the show was eligible to run in the drama series or miniseries category. The drama-series category is already crowded with front-runners like Downton Abbey and Breaking-In, the mini-series category would feature much less known players. FX is trying to take the golden statue and secure a win as the series features a rotating cast each season with different story lines, much like a mini-series.
Smash Gets Renewed For A Second Season
Critically-Acclaimed show Smash has earned a second season on NBC. The behind-the-scenes of the making of a Broadway-musical show has created a lot of buzz which has not translated into the ratings hit that NBC was expecting. The show has stabilized itself after a slight audience week-to-week gain. The network felt that Smash deserved a second season. Also worth mentioning is that although Smash is not that ratings bonanza the peacock network was expecting it has increased its ratings in its time slot as compared to a year ago.
Angelina Jolie Talks Leg
Everyone remember how ridiculous Angelina Jolie looked last month at the Oscars posing in her Versace dress? The actress says, “I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it,” Angelina told The Huffington Post.
Ms. Jolie also told the Post, “And the people I surround myself with don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” she added with a laugh. “I heard something, but I didn’t pay any attention. It’s as simple as a being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.”