Weekend Box Office and Your Monday Must-Read.

Good Monday Morning, Everyone.
A pair of animated features took the No. 1 and No.2 spot at the weekend box office. Pixar’s Celtic-themed “Brave” and its spunky princess Merida took the top spot. While the latest installment of the inexhaustible “Madagascar” franchise finished second. Coming in third was my must-see “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

From Box Office Mojo, here’s the weekend, by the numbers:

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Brave BV $66,739,000 4,164 $16,028 $66,739,000 $185 1
2 1 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted P/DW $20,200,000 -40.7% 3,920 -343 $5,153 $157,574,000 $145 3
3 N Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $16,500,000 3,108 $5,309 $16,500,000 $69 1
4 2 Prometheus Fox $10,000,000 -51.7% 2,862 -580 $3,494 $108,547,000 $130 3
5 3 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $8,000,000 -44.6% 3,470 $2,305 $28,763,000 $75 2
6 5 Snow White and the Huntsman Uni. $8,000,000 -39.7% 2,919 -782 $2,741 $137,100,000 $170 4
7 4 That’s My Boy Sony $7,900,000 -41.3% 3,030 $2,607 $28,180,000 $70 2
8 7 Marvel’s The Avengers BV $7,040,000 -20.9% 2,230 -352 $3,157 $598,300,000 $220 8
9 6 MIB 3 Sony $5,600,000 -44.3% 2,462 -673 $2,275 $163,339,000 $225 5
10 N Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Focus $3,836,000 1,625 $2,361 $3,836,000 $10 1

From The Observer:

With a new 50th anniversary James Bond retrospective set to open at The Barbican in London, The Observer picks its Top 10 Favorite Bond Outfits over the years.

Here’s my favorite — of course, it’s Connery:

Critic Jason Solomon’s View:

Bond on the links (1964) Bond is a gentleman sportsman and Sean Connery looked the part in Goldfinger, taking on the eponymous villain in a round of golf. Connery sports a magnificent wine-coloured V-neck, with the yellow Slazenger panther logo to the fore, much like a young Seve Ballesteros. I like the light grey long-sleeve polo underneath and the grey straw trilby with white and red striped hat ribbon is, of course, a touch of genius.The golf scene introduced another classic outfit: that worn by Goldfinger’s caddy Oddjob, complete with a deadly hat.

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