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DVD Tuesday: Most Successful Movie Ever?

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Following its stunning financial success earlier this year, Paranormal Activity received its required backlash from the cynical (e.g. it wasn't even that scary!). I'd rather focus my attention on the sheer improbability of it all. Folks, this is a film that was made for around $15,000 that went on to gross $107M at the domestic box office. That is an astonishing achievement, both for the filmmakers and the marketing team at Paramount who saw something special where few else did. I say see it! What's a weirder coincidence -- that we would have two films released with the same title in the same year (9, Nine) or that both would come in with high expectations and turn out to be sort of dull? Jennifer's Body should have just been called Megan's Tits. Hey Glee fans -- we get it. You like the show. Modern Family is still much funnier. Accept it. The Swimmer's Nude Massage? WTF?

Paranormal Activity
Jennifer's Body
A Perfect Getaway
United States of Tara: Season One
Weather Girl
Glee, Vol. One: Road to Sectionals
The Marine 2
Princess of Mars
Facing Ali
Vampire Killers
Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong
The Swimmer's Nude Massage

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