We've been tracking the performance of Sex and the City all weekend, and after all that - the $20 million Friday replaced by a $26 million Friday and what that could mean for Saturday and on through the weekend - turns out our initial hunch on Thursday was closest to its actual production.
On a side note, The Edge of Love was written by Keira's mother, playwright Sharman MacDonald, which makes me wonder how on Earth Keira ever got the role. The film hits theaters in the UK on June 20th, with an American release to follow later in the year.
Just in case you didn't know, Oliver Stone's 1991 Jim Morrison bio-pic, The Doors, is not exactly the movie the rest of the Doors wanted. In fact, keyboard player Ray Manzarek says the band has been working on a mammoth new documentary that he hopes will shed some light on the real glory days of the band."This is the anti-Oliver Stone [movie]," proclaims Manzarek. "This will be the true story of the Doors. That's the whole point of it."
We will have a new number one movie this weekend. Yesterday we reported that early indications suggested that Sex and the City was set to bring in $20 million or so on opening day. That number was wrong.The real total may be as high as $26 million, as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and the other one more than doubled up on Indiana Jones Friday, according to Box Office Mojo, clearing the way for Sex to have the biggest debut ever for a romantic comedy.