Four Numbers That Made Me Blink
This is the opening paragraph from “Suicide Squad Kills with $135 Million Debut,” an article written by Patrick Ryan for USA Today:
“The critically maligned supervillain team-up scored the biggest August debut ever with $135.1 million at the weekend box office, according to tracking firm comScore. Its No. 1 opening smashes a record set by Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 when that Disney/Marvel movie blasted off with $94.3 million on its way to $333.2 million. It also narrowly outpaced February’s opening of another dark superhero comedy, Deadpool, which started with $132.4 million and much stronger reviews (84% positive on RottenTomatoes.com, compared with Suicide‘s 26% approval rating).”
This number how nothing to do with the other three numbers, but it does, I think, provide an appropriate tonal frame in which to consider them.
These are the opening paragraphs from “Former KKK Leader David Duke Is Polling Better with…
View original post 229 more words