Monday, May 08, 2006

Mission: Unwatchable

Mission: Impossible III mustered a disappointing $48 million for its first weekend, undoubtedly thanks to the fact that star Tom Cruise has spent much of the past year going public with his obsessive-repulsive disorder.

Part two made $57.8 million in 2000 despite lower ticket prices and a more limited release. Plus, Cruise didn't go for the super-psycho promotional blitz last time around.

In true Scientology form, there are reports that the "church" has been buying up blocs of tickets to the film to pad the numbers, just like it is alleged to have done for years to ensure that Dianetics remains on bestsellers lists.

Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan encourages us to keep up the boycott.
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