$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)

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