Triad Tribune’s Hollywood Top 5

These are the Top 5 stories surrounding the entertainment industry, not to mention what the American public is craving for, and not craving for. Alright, here we go…


5. Box Office: Gone Girl Continues Lead, Left Behind Slowing Fast

Looks like Gone Girl is enjoying another great weekend at the box office. Now in its second weekend, the Ben Affleck vehicle directed by David Fincher is once again at #1, with a total domestic gross of $78 million.

Though it opened pretty solidly on its first weekend with a budget of only $16 million, the new Left Behind reboot starring Nicolas Cage is not expected to even recoup its budget back according to This definitely leaves Christian audiences asking “How this could happen?”

This should give Hollywood a tough and unfortunate lesson, even if you put him in a faith-based film like Left Behind, Nic Cage is now (sadly) box office poison.


4. Left-wing Laika’s The Boxtrolls is Box Office Toast

The box office chickens have come home to roost for the stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls. The divisive political partisanship of their animation studio, Laika, has caught up with them once again. After 16 days in release, the film has grossed only $41 million here in the US. The budget was $60 million. One of the reasons the movie underperformed is because the film’s teaser took cheap shots at social conservatives, not to mention they had to add in an openly-gay character in their previous effort ParaNorman, which also underperformed.

Just goes to show you the only types of people that like these kinds of movies are artsy types and/or critics circles who live in New York or Los Angeles.


3. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Airs on ABC This Wednesday

For anybody who wants to relive a time when TV was wholesome, and Halloween-themed programming wasn’t bombarded with blood, gore, and stuff that would give kids nightmares, then you’re in luck! It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is set to have its annual telecast on ABC starting this Wednesday at 8:00. For anybody who is tired of the broadcast networks airing shows that are filled with explicit sex, gruesome violence, and dialogue promoting the liberal agenda, it’s a welcome relief to see Charlie Brown and friends still finding a way to charm the American public. Not to mention (at least in my view) all of these Charlie Brown specials are the only things I ever watch on network television, as well as the Tim Allen show Last Man Standing.


2. Box Office Mojo Mysteriously Disappears – and Reappears reported that the website Box Office Mojo, a subsidiary of the IMDb, mysteriously shut down this past Friday. As a result, many sources have been wondering if IMDb decided to absorb BOM altogether after 15 years in operation, but luckily, the site is now back up and running. What a relief for people who want to look up box-office numbers!


1. Kristen Stewart Smears Military, Defends 9/11 Terrorists reports that Kristen Stewart has defended the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center on 9/11. Not only that, she also smeared the US military as well. Apparently, according to the Twilight star, the Guantanamo detainees are just “misunderstood”. That’s just the beginning of this misguided drivel she spewed out. Apparently, this is all to promote a new movie called Camp X-Ray, which is supposed to be sympathetic to al Qaeda. The whole entire story can be viewed here.





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