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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
From the Box Office...

The Da Vinci Code divined $77.1 million from 3,735 locations, the second biggest opening weekend ever among adult-geared pictures behind The Passion of the Christ and 13th overall. (Source: Box Office Mojo)

I'm glad to see DaVinci still didn't compare to The Passion of the Christ, the true story of Jesus Our Lord. Overall, the DaVinci Code brought in $77,073,388 this past weekend followed by Over the Hedge with $38,457,003. I'm glad to see Over the Hedge did so well compared to early predictions. I'm going to say the Othercott was a success at least in part!

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del_button May 23, 2006 at 9:26 AM
Darrell said...

I get a kick out of the fact that, cinematically, most of the critics consider the movie a failure. These reviews are coming from secular film critics, too... so I'd guess that this movie's lasting effects will be minimal and trivial.

del_button May 23, 2006 at 2:58 PM
Moneybags said...


I have heard of some of those secular views too and I agree with you. I don't think DaVinci will have a lasting impact - nothing like THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST had.

God Bless!

del_button May 23, 2006 at 4:24 PM
schleef said...

dear Mr. Moneybags,

i didnt see either movie this weekend but i did hang out with a friend of mine who is just as conservative lutheran as i am. to my surprise i found out she is currently dating a guy who plans on going to the seminary to be a catholic priest. i thought it a little odd and admittedly so did she. since you know more about priests and the catholic church than i ever will i was wondering if you could share your thoughts on the matter or the idea of a young man who plans on being a priest dating.


del_button May 23, 2006 at 5:21 PM
Reel Fanatic said...

I avoided "The Da Vinci Code" for various reasons, and was sadly surprised at how well it did .. I guess you can't beat a good controversy, even with a bad movie .. went to see "over the Hedge" instead and found it to be very intelligent and very, very funny

del_button May 23, 2006 at 5:45 PM
Juparis said...

I went and saw The Da Vinci Code a day early because I was invited, and the cost was free. ;D

People are making far too much hype/controversy over this movie. Even trying to watch it from an unbiased point of view, it got too far fetched, and I could only watch it as it was intended to be: entertainment. I fail to see how some people are grasping "truth" from this movie--it is obvious they know nothing of the Catholic Church or half of the Bible's teachings. HOWEVER, I think even the backlashing Catholics are only adding too all the fuss--even if it is a book of heresy, it's only a book, and only the distorted opinions of one man. Yes, it's important to insure that as few people as possible fall into the trap, however such outcries only make people more and more curious, in my opinion. It would see to fit in with the story, actually, that people would attack it so viciously..

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