September 7, 2009

List Countdown: Weekend Box Office

  Here's the top ten movies for the weekend of September 4-6:
1-The Final Destination 3D - $12,435,000
2- All About Steve - $11,200,000
3- Inglourious Basterds - $10,847,000
4- Gamer - $9,000,000
5- District 9 - $7,000,000
6- Halloween 2 - $5,608,000
7- Julie & Julia - $5,200,000
8- G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra - $5,100,000
9- The Time Traveler's Wife - $4,215,000
10- Extract - $4,187,000

"Capitalism:A Love Story" Might Be Moore's Last Documentary

  Michael Moore recently said that his new documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story" might be his last. Moore is a famous movie maker who began 20 years ago with 'Roger and Me' and has found mainstream success with 'Fahranheit 9/11'. Moore believes this because the movie targets wall street and banks for the financial mess, which coincidentally also includes some of sponsors. This has led Moore to presume that the companies who help pay for his documentaries will not support him anymore. Luckily Moore has a plan which is to use the money he saved from his documentary 'Sicko' to make other movies. Let's all hope he continues.

September 6, 2009

List Countdown: Most Weeks on the Billboard Hot 100

  In response to my post earlier on Jason Mraz, I thought I should post a list of the 10 songs that stayed the longest on the billboard hot 100.

1- I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) - 72 weeks
2- How Do I Live (LeAnn Rhimes) - 69 weeks
3- Your Were Meant For Me/Foolish Games (Jewel) - 65 weeks
4- Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) - 64 weeks
5- You And Me (Lifehouse) - 62 weeks
6- Macarena (Los del Rio) - 60 weeks
7- Smooth (Santana Featuring Rob Thomas) - 58 weeks
8- How To Save A Life (The Fray) - 58 weeks
9- Higher (Creed) - 57 weeks
10- I Don't Want To Wait (Paula Cole) - 56 weeks

List Countdown: Top Earing Movies Worldwide 2009 (so far)

1- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - $907,900,000
2- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $828,182,988
3- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $807,212,217
4- Angels & Demons - $484,378,460
5- The Hangover - $419,782,232
6- Up - $413,859,292
7- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Simthsonian - $404,139,696
8- Star Trek - $383,124,990
9- Monsters Vs. Aliens - $379,882,019
10- Terminator Salvation - $371,295,903

"I'm Yours" and your Ours

  Recently i read an article saying that Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" broke the record for the longest run on the billboard hot 100. Now I would never have thought that this song would be the one to stay the longest on the charts, but after repeatedly hearing this song since it came out, I can with all confidence say that this song grows on you with every listen. Let me tell you that i have listened to this song at different times and with different moods, but the song always give me the same feeling which is joyness and freedom. Jason mentioned that he wrote this song in 5 minutes and i could picture him in Hawaii sitting on a portch adjacent to the ocean and hearing the sound of the waves while writing this song. Now i'm pretty sure that he did not write it in the way I described but that's what i feel everytime I hear this song. The song makes me want to drive to the nearest beach and just lay there and relax. What makes this song so ingenious is the lyrics which are so simple yet so meaningful. I mean who manages to make the words "scootch on over dear" work other than Mraz.