If there’s one thing you shouldn’t ever bet against, it’s a woman’s love for television shows. Women around the world catapulted Friends to the revered status it holds now. And they caused Sex and the City to have a 16 million dollar Thursday.
16 million dollars on opening day. I went. I was there. There were people in cocktail dresses and their cleavage pushed up. There were gay couples holding each other and weeping. There was cheering and cattiness and gossip and cosmopolitans. Name one other movie or television series that can inspire that sort of allegiance that doesn’t involve a mystical land and trilogy-like storyline. Name one other contemporary series that makes people go as cray cray. Personally, I can’t.
Sex and the City 2: Sex Harder has been killing it at the box office despite abysmal reviews, accusations of racism, and Sarah Jessica Parker doing uncompelling interviews during her press tour. But if you haven’t seen it with a theater full of drunk, shrieking people, you haven’t experienced the best the world has to offer.
But experts are tracking it to make at least 60 million this weekend, easily surpassing Prince of Persia’s take.
Here’s hoping. I have money riding on it.