Monday, May 22, 2006

Da Vinci Code Limps In Behind Passion of Christ

Despite all the hoopla and the gushing of publicists, the poorly-reviewed hoax-saga BO was behind Mel Gibson's foreign language epic that opened in 700 fewer theaters. But the DVC will do well internationally and I am awaiting the pirated version from my Venezuela connection any day now!

In the USA, DVC came out $9 million ahead of Ice Age: The Meltdown and $11.5 ahead of Chronicles of Narnia, so it is not a colossal failure---except at Tomatometer HQ where it limps in dead last among the current 10 flicks out there, 2 points behind RV, at a lowly 22% of positive ratings by reviewers.

So around 78% of experienced reviewers believe DVC is a rotten tomato.

Oops, I forgot to mention---only 9% of the Tomatometer's "Cream of the Crop," that is, major movie reviewers in national publications with an acknowledged top rank among their peers, believe DVC is worth $10 of your money.

Should get good word of mouth, don't you think?

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