As I revealed last weekend, I was so convinced that R-rated comedy Bridesmaids featuring women burping and farting for our female amusement wouldn’t make over $13M, even $15M tops, that I promised Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson that I would leave Hollywood box office reporting forever if his pic opened to the $20+M weekend he thought it would. Well, we know it did $26.2M domestic and is beating Thor 3D in midweek. So today I asked Adam when I should schedule the moving vans. Here is his wry reply:
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“In my job, I receive hundreds of emails every day on matters large and small. But never have I received as many emails as I did this past Saturday – most thanking me for singlehandedly driving you out of the box office reporting business. However, gratified as I am by the outpouring, I hereby cancel our pact. To deny others the chance to prove you wrong (which does occasionally happen) seems just plain selfish. And by the way, thank you for publicly admitting your mistake. You lived up to your promise.”
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