Chihuahas bite the weekend in the US

When it was revealed that Disney was making a movie called Beverly Hills Chihuahua from the director of Big Momma’s House and Scooby-Doo, the movie world took a collective stand of disgust, but Disney sure knows what the people wants, and what they want is apparently to see chihuahuas talk on the big screen, making that movie the most successful of the weekend by far. The only other new release to make the top five was Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, at number three. The other five big new releases more or less flopped, but none less than the comedy How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, which came in nineteenth place. Last week’s winner Eagle Eye slipped into second, while the fourth and fifth spots were filled with the romance Nights In Rodanthe and the western Appaloosa respectively. Another big winner which deserves a mention is the Anne Hathaway starrer Rachel Getting Married, which averaged nearly 32600 dollars per screen while showing in only nine cinemas.

Full top 20 with earnings after the jump. Continue reading

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Links of the Week

Last week’s /Filmcast and /Filmcast: After Dark.

The 500 greatest films of all time according to 10200 polled people here.

The 50 greatest animated films of all time according to a bunch of critics here.

The plot for The First Avenger: Captain America has been revealed here.

Director Guillermo Del Toro talks about The Hobbit and Frankenstein here.

Eagle Eye screenwriter Travis Wright explains his idea for a Blade Runner sequel here.

Awesome Lego diorama from the Zombie Apocafest 2008, whatever that is, here.

Watch the first five minutes of Blindness here.

Bonus: Awesomely hot Rachael Leigh Cook bikini pictures here.