I discovered that they are showing Everything Everywhere All at Once in the local theater again. They had stopped showing for a couple of weeks but now it’s up again. They’re also putting it up at the prime time of 8:30. When I saw it before it was in the afternoon.
the-numbers.com reported that the number of theaters carrying it jumped from 170 to 1490 this weekend. They also had a big jump in the box office receipts. Including international box office receipts, the movie has already collected about 4 times more than it cost to make it. The income per theater hasn’t changed that much this first weekend, but the gross number are a lot better.
So far this year, it’s #1 by a substantial margin in the category “Top 2022 Theater Average at the Domestic Box Office”
I was thinking about going to see it again before it dropped out, but now I’m considering it again. I already saw Lightyear which is gone. I’d also like to see the new Minions and Marvel movies but it’s easy for me to decide to stay home rather than hit the road for a show.
Go see it! It’s really high energy, funny and touching.
The question of the day is “is the glass almost empty or is it almost full?”
The lens that identified a glass as half empty or half full hardly seems relevant. Such subtle semantic differences don’t matter in the Spectacular Age we are in.
I noticed a bumper sticker today. “Refugees Welcome” with the outline of Indiana. I suggested to a friend that it was really a good message. My friend was concerned that we’re running out and can’t afford such people.
It made me think about how much American perceptions are disassociated.
One can look at the glass and see that it is almost full. We have enough creativity, dedication, courage and hope to solve the problems facing the world.
Or, one can see an almost empty glass. The government is too expensive, the cost of doing business is excessive, society is about to collapse and only radical action can help.
I don’t know how to find a way to pour from my almost full glass to help relieve the thirst of the almost empty glasses. Do you?