Envelope, please: Best Picture Oscar frontrunners deemed nap-worthy
Nancy Zwiers was genuinely psyched to see Lincoln, but something happened between the ticket purchase and the credits. Off screen, that is.
"Yes, I fell asleep," confessed the 54-year-old marketing executive in Long Beach, Calif. "I only have two clear memories of the movie: a bunch of old white guys sitting around talking and Sally Field in a perpetual state of angst."
That was shortly after its release in October. Fast forward to January and a dozen Academy Award nominations for the 150-minute epic and another accolade has emerged: nap worthy, with and without apologies from the snoozy to Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Movie napping is almost certainly as old as cinema itself. It strikes the overtired and the well-rested, film nuts and occasional theatregoers. Some blame it on soporific popcorn. Others on the enveloping darkness and a comfy seat. The theatre is too hot. The theatre is too cold, too crowded, not crowded enough...
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Texas Chainsaw 3D carves out number one debut with $23M
It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office.
Lionsgate's horror sequel Texas Chainsaw 3D debuted at number one with $23 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie picks up where 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre left off, with masked killer Leatherface on the loose again.
Quentin Tarantino's revenge saga Django Unchained held on at number two for a second-straight weekend with $20.1 million. The Weinstein Co. release raised its domestic total to $106.4 million.
After three weekends at the top, part one of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy slipped to third with $17.5 million. That lifts the domestic haul to $263.8 million for The Hobbit. The Warner Bros. blockbuster added $57.1 million overseas to bring its international earnings to $561 million and its worldwide total to about $825 million.
Also passing the $100 million mark over the weekend was Universal's musical Les Miserables, which finished at number four with $16.1 million, pushing its domestic total to $103.6 million.