So you want to be a movie reviewer
Below, thanks to Box Office Mojo, we have the top three movie grossers of the weekend.
1 N Valentine's Day WB $52,410,000 -
2 N Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Fox $31,100,000
3 N The Wolfman Uni. 30,627,000
And grossers is to have at least two meanings if you believe the movie reviewers. Valentine's Day was savaged far and wide as a cynical, empty, dull picture that only morons would see. Reviewers of The Wolfman couldn't even summon up much scorn for this--it was simply dismissed. And pretty much the same for Percy Jackson.
There seems to be some kind of perverse trend here, an inverse success accorded to movies the reviewers consider vile. Not every weekend but many more weekends than you might imagine. Start following Box Office Mojo every Sunday afternoon and see how often this holds true.