Inglorious Basterds came in as the number one movie for the weekend with a North American gross of 37.6. This is Quentin Tarrinto's best opening, topping 2004's Kill Bill. Once again this week, sci-fi and fantasy movies dominate the top ten. With District 9 managing to hold on to the number 2 spot (18.9 M), GI Joe taking the number 3 spot ($12.5); the Time Traveler's Wife coming in at 4 ($10 M). The Robert Rodriquez movie, Shorts, landed in 6th place had a disappointing opening only earning 6.6 million. G Force and Harry Potter are still going strong in 7th ($4.2M) and 8th ($3.5) places, respectively.
Scifiwire has a summary of the Avatar sneak preview. It appears that James Cameron has just rereleased the exclusive material shown at the San Diego Comiccon.
Speaking of things shown at SDCC, Supermanhomepage.com has the Smallville promo, which contains much of the footage shown at this years SDCC, including Clark in a costume.
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CDC Slams Gamers As Sad Fat A**es
A new study by the Center for Disease Control says that the average gamer is 35, fat and depressed. Here are the results of the study:
A total of 45.1% of respondents reported playing video games. Female video-game players reported greater depression (M=1.57) and poorer health status (M=3.90) than female nonplayers (depression, M=1.13; health status, M=3.57). Male video-game players reported higher BMI (M5.31) and more Internet use time (M=2.55) than male nonplayers (BMI, M=5.19; Internet use, M=2.36). The only determinant common to female and male video-game players was greater reliance on the Internet for social support.
A pdf of the report can be found here.Wired.com has a summary here. Washington Post Joins on Comic Book Movie/Sale Band Wagon
WashingtonPost.com has an article entitled America Saw the Movies But Missed the Books Comic Publishers Are Losing Out about the effect movies have on comics sales. The article reaches the same conclusions as the previous articles discussed here.