Watchmen takes a big fall in second weekend
According to Box Office Mojo, â€śWatchmenâ€ť dropped by two-thirds in its second weekend for a weekend total of $18.1 million. According to Box Office Mojo, only â€śHellboy IIâ€ť and â€śHulkâ€ť had stiffer second-week drops among major comic-book movies.
While I think â€śWatchmenâ€ť was a success creatively, for the most part, there is the question of the filmâ€™s intended audience. Comic-book fans came out in droves and packed the IMAX theaters, but this wasnâ€™t a movie that tracked well among women, and it wasnâ€™t the kind of film that parents could take their children to see.
Still, the graphic novel has long been fiercely admired among its fans, and itâ€™s possible the film will find a similar success in the longer term. While cinema-goers have accepted Spider-Man and Batman films, there is apparently still some resistance to or confusion over a very mature superhero tale like â€śWatchmen.â€ť
Still, Iâ€™d like to pass on some thoughtful words from someone else, who, like the characters in â€śWatchmen,â€ť is a denizen of 1985:
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