Sunday June 08, 2014
More Box Office: MacFarlane’s Loss is Breitbart’s Loss
I try not to engage in schadenfreude too much unless it involves, you know, the usual suspects: the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, the GOP, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly ...
OK, so I have a lot of usual suspects.
The point is I get no joy out of how poorly Seth McFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” has performed at the box office: $30 million thus far after a week and a half. True, I wasn’t the biggest fan of “Ted,” and I don’t watch “The Family Guy,” but I did defend his Oscar hosting. And I did include one of the lines from “Ted” among my top 10 lines of the year for 2012. Plus when I first saw the trailer to “West,” I thought it looked good. So no joy there.
The joy I get is seeing the right-wing Breitbart site wrong again.
In March, they wrote this among their predictions for 2014 box office:
“Remember, you heard it here first.”
Can these guys get anything right?