The movie hit theaters in a limited release nearly a month ago, and for the most part, critics I have run into have called the film a mess, Until this weekend. I ran into quite a few people in Hollywood who excitedly asked me “Have you seen Across The Universe yet?” They wanted to share their experience. The most surprising was a prominent movie website webmaster/writer who you’d never expect to love this film, but did.
And today I ran across an article in the Los Angeles Times which suggests that Across the Universe could become “the next cult sensation.”
“After three weeks in theaters, the PG-13 movie finally penetrated the top 10 by connecting with a zealous core constituency: teenage girls, who, anecdotal evidence suggests, are going to see the movie in packs, bonding with one another (and the film) through repeated viewings and popularizing it with their school chums via word-of-mouth.”
Across The Universe will be expanding wide tomorrow (from 364 to 954 theaters). The $45-million film has taken in $8.5 million at the box office so far, but it’s slowly climbing. So can Across the Universe connect with the teen audience and become the next High School Musical? That has yet to be seen.Cool Posts From Around the Web: