It’s been a while — just a few quick items, for now.
One slight nit-pick, at the risk of “editing” my editor — at one point, he calls the film “the first major theatrical release about a biblical story from a Hollywood studio since the 1950s heyday of Bible epics (Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Robe).” But even if we lump in the 1960s films (King of Kings, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Bible: In the Beginning…, etc.) with the 1950s films, and even if we bracket off The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) because it had a low budget and was therefore not a “major” movie, there is still Bruce Beresford’s King David (1985), which was produced by Paramount and starred Richard Gere.
2. The Omen set a new record yesterday for the most money earned on a Tuesday — oooh, aaah. Best of all, the film reportedly grossed $12,633,666 that day — but as BoxOfficeMojo.com reports, that number may not be as ominous as it seems.
3. I mentioned Un dimanche à Kigali the other day in a post about recent and upcoming films about Rwanda. But I only found out today that the film was released in Quebec about two months ago — and it has already grossed over $1 million there, according to a press release that I received this morning from distributor Equinoxe Films. The film comes to English Canada in the fall.