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Beware US Box Office Toplist

If you intend to get a good overview of upcoming features, the U.S. Box Office Chart is not the best reference.

About 2-3 months ago I'd found a couple of movie titles that I found immensely interesting (when compared to movies such as "The Fast and The Furious").
The movies were:



Banlieue 13
Banlieue 13
Not necessarily a script-of-wonder (Although co-written by Luc Besson), but rather a visual feast as it sports Dave Belle and his amazing Parkour skills.

Hard Candy
Hard Candy
Sounds interesting1, and I was absolutely mesmerized by the poster.

But the excitement faded, new movies arrived that needed to be watched — and finally I'd forgotten about these two. Now, as mentioned before, I check the US box office list to keep track of new releases. But alas! These movies came and went without me noticing. Why? Probably because the US Box Office rarely contains foreign (B13) or strange (Hard Candy) films. Rather, the list sports movies such as Miami Vice (at the time this is written, it's at the top of the charts having made $25.7M in it's first weekend). For some reason, the relation of "Box" to the word "Square" makes a lot of sense in this context.

I thankfully re-discovered Hard Candy and B13 on the older UK Box Office Charts in an anxiety-attack caused by a feeling of having exhausted the Earth's Movie Resource.


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1. I like not knowing movies' plots, and I assume you do too. Hence, my lips are sealed.
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