General

$150-million “Watchmen” outflanked at box office by $50-million “Race to Witch Mountain”

Gang of kids + The Rock beats Alan Moore’s superheroes

The violent graphic novel picture slipped 67 per cent in its second weekend, earning just $18 million in North America, indicating that all the nuts had seen it within 48 hours of its opening. Meanwhile, a Disney remake of a 1970s kids film earns bug bucks: $25 million in its first weekend. Last week, Watchmen’s screenplay writer wrote an open letter to fans: Please, for god’s sake, go out and see it again.

The New York Times

The New York Times (open letter)

Looking for more?

Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.