I'm Obviously a Follower
The film made about $135 million over the weekend. I paid $12.75 for a ticket. But we also know that every theatre in Los Angeles is not as expensive as The Grove, and every city in the United States is not as expensive as Los Angeles. (Why am I living here?) So, if I take an estimated national average of $9.50 for tickets, that means that approximately 14.2 million people went to see the movie.
This must officially categorize me as a sheep. A follower. The pied piper whistled and I ponied up the money to line producer Jerry Bruckheimer's pockets. I was one of the fourteen million sucked in by the prospect of Orlando's improved acting and the promise of getting a long distance calls from my sister that went something like this:
C-smooth (my sis): We went to see Pirates.
Liz: Yeah? What'd you think?
C: I liked it. It was good. You're right though. It's a little long.
L: Orlando was hot. Wasn't he?
And, despite Captain Jack Sparrow's hot kiss with Keira Knightly, here's what America REALLY wants to know
C: So is Johnny Depp's character gay or what?
L: I dunno. Maybe we'll find out in the third one that he's bi.