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Controversy always makes Money...

Controversy is the key word here folks, or as others might say, “Religious Controversy Makes Money”. The Da Vinci Code Movie pulled in 224 million dollars Worldwide over the weekend. Wow, that is what I’m talking about. I’m sure Dan Brown, Ron Howard, and Tom Hanks are sitting back in some swank-embellished Paris Hotel Suite laughing their asses off. I knew it would pull in the dough, even with all the religious backlash. All the Religious commotion made me want to see it more, than I ever did before.

While the film didn't set a domestic box office record, it was the largest weekend opening of the year so far and became the second largest worldwide release after "Star Wars: Episode III." It garnered some $224 million worldwide, according to Sony Pictures.

The film also was the best domestic opening for both Hanks and director Ron Howard.

The movie's performance, combined with the family film "Over the Hedge" debuting in second place with $37.2 million, was a welcome contrast to the last two weekends that saw disappointing results from "Poseidon" and "Mission: Impossible III."

The total box office was down about 2.8 percent from the same weekend last year, according to studio estimates released Sunday. But that's a tough comparison given that last year's numbers included the record-setting debut of "Star Wars: Episode III."

"'Da Vinci' opening this big just tells you that people do want to go to the movies, they just need the right movie to go," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

My perspective one-word review of the movie would have to be, “Predictable”. I enjoyed the scenery of the movie, which did add to the content, but even Tom Hanks looked bored at times. I say it was predictable, because I read the book, well 2/3rds of the book, and like watching any movie that was scripted from a book, you know every plot and twist before hand. I’m looking forward to the next controversial, debatable, refutable, disputable, and polemic book/movie to come out.



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