It's a little lonely on the Housewife side of the booth. Everyone wants to sit with the #1 director.
We are, of course, thrilled with the weekend box office success of The Gorilla's movie. Grossing $32 million from Friday-Sunday, it surpassed both the studio's expections and our personal hopes.
And if you happened to see the film, here's some backstory on the (real) wedding they crashed.
On Friday night we took a party bus around to LA area theaters to watch people watch the movie, a tradition we've maintained through all four movies since 2002. It seems like a strange thing to do, but when you've watched a lot of screenings with (mostly) friendly audiences, it's good to see how it's playing in the theaters. Plus it's just fun.
Before we even boarded the bus we started to get in tentative numbers for predicting the weekend box office. It's sort of amazing the formulas used, starting with the very first showings. We were happy and relieved that it had a strong showing, and even happier by Saturday afternoon when that number started to grow. At 5am Sunday morning, one of our kids needed some milk and comfort and The Gorilla whispered to me that he'd gotten word that the movie had passed the $30 million mark. I could barely wrestle myself back to sleep after that.
On Sunday, after a full few weeks of travel and houseguests and celebration, we stayed in our sweats all day and wandered out for french fries in the early evening. There were baths and books and the normal things of our day, but I couldn't help but touch my husband's hands a few extra times, squeeze him harder, or catch each other's tired eyes for no reason except to smile.
I am one proud woman.