Monday, September 22, 2014
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Auds Love "Help," Flee Glee

"Glee" Has Really Bad B.O.

Auds Love "Help," Flee Glee

Hollywood is scratching its head over missed projections this weekend -- both "Glee 3D" ($5.7m) and FInal Destination 5" ($18m) came in well below track. 

One way to ensure they both perform better next time? Combine them into one movie. That I would pay to see. 

Good news for "The Help" -- it made $25 m over the weekend, $35 m since last Wednesday, and is one of two 2011 releases to earn a A+ from Cinemascore (the other is "Soul Surfer" !, just out on DVD).

Another anomaly -- just as the Wall Street Journal was ready to pronounce 3D dead, along comes "Final Destination 5" to earn 75 percent of its BO from 3D admissions, a return to the glory days of "Avatar." 3D admissions had dropped to around 40 percent of total as audiences began to tire of the phenomenon, or shoddy versions of it.

Gary Thompson Daily News Film Critic
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Gary Thompson is the Daily News film critic. Reach Gary at thompsg@phillynews.com.

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