Peter T. Chattaway | 1 Mar 10:21 2008
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OVER THE HILL

http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/1011/

Steyn on America
Saturday, 01 March 2008

On the day that Margaret Thatcher was toppled by her own party, I ran into 
an old friend, a hardcore leftist playwright, Marxist to the core, who 
wasn't as happy as he should have been. He jabbed me in the chest. "You 
bastards on the right!" he fumed. "You wouldn't even let us be the ones to 
drive the stake through her heart."

I'm sure in America's Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy there are similar mixed 
feelings this week. The Clintons have met their Waterloo but it's not some 
doughty conservative warrior who gets to play Duke of Wellington, only 
some freshman pap peddler of liberal boilerplate whom no-one had heard of 
the day before yesterday.

Such are the vicissitudes of politics. I see from the gay newspaper The 
Washington Blade that, as the headline writer put it, "Clinton Leads Among 
Gay Super Delegates." Only in the Democratic Party. I don't know how many 
supergays it takes to outvote the non-super primary and caucus voters from 
Maine to Nevada to Hawaii. They may yet pull Senator Clinton's chestnuts 
out of the fire, but they're looking pretty charred and indigestible right 
now. Unlike the Fall of Thatcher, it's nothing so glamorous as an act of 
matricide, but just the nightly hell of a tired vaudeville act that can no 
longer find the spark.

Bill Clinton understood a crude rule of show business — that, if you 
behave like a star, there are plenty of people who'll treat you like one. 
The apotheosis of this theory was his interminable ambulatory entrance 
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Peter T. Chattaway | 1 Mar 23:25 2008
Peter T. Chattaway | 2 Mar 05:39 2008
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Re: jack nicholson supports hilary clinton?

I'm still not entirely sure what to make of this video, given that some of 
the characters Nicholson plays in these clips (e.g. from Batman, A Few 
Good Men, The Shining) happen to be villains of one sort or another.

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> http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/blog/2008/03/this-election-is-getting-too-bizarre.php

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080301/120443490000.html

Nicholson Films Make Case for Clinton
Saturday March 1 9:15 PM ET

He was The Joker in Batman, but Jack Nicholson says he wasn't fooling 
around when he said in "A Few Good Men" that there was nothing sexier than 
saluting a woman.

Nicholson, who is backing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, took 
his endorsement to the Internet on Saturday with a humorous collection of 
clips that put his support into the mouths of his most film famous 
characters.

"And now folks, it's time for who do you trust. Hubba, hubba, hubba. 
Money, money, money," Nicholson, as The Joker, asks his audience in the 
video titled "Jack and Hill."

Then he goes on to make it clear he puts his in Clinton. He also makes it 
clear he isn't happy with the current administration.

"Things could be better, Lloyd. Things could be a whole lot better," 
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Peter T. Chattaway | 2 Mar 05:48 2008
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Google gives free voice mail to San Francisco's homeless

http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/02/28/google_homeless

Bless Google for doing something amazing: The company is handing out phone 
numbers and voice-mail boxes to every homeless person in San Francisco.

Folks can sign up for the numbers at shelters across the city. The numbers 
will be local and personal -- i.e., each person will get a unique 415-area 
code number that will never expire.

The number will ring a voice-mail box that will play a personalized 
greeting; homeless people can check their messages by dialing in from any 
phone.

Google announced the plan at an event with Mayor Gavin Newsom on 
Wednesday. The service, Newsom said, will help people who are filling out 
job applications or are awaiting medical test results. According to the 
San Francisco Chronicle, Google has already handed out more than 4,000 
numbers.

The project uses technology from GrandCentral, the phone start-up that 
Google bought last year. GrandCentral lets you use one number to ring all 
your phones, and track your voice-mail messages online.

Boy, this story is so uplifting it nearly erases two month of the serious 
downer that is watching "The Wire."

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S.F. homeless get free phone numbers [San Francisco Chronicle] 
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/28/BACBV9MBG.DTL&hw=google+homeless&sn=001&sc=1000
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Peter T. Chattaway | 2 Mar 06:02 2008
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B.C. man 'betrayed' as mother denies JFK link

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080229.w-worthington_01/BNStory/National/

Look-alike who claims to be son of former U.S.
president describes Vanity Fair article casting doubt on his story as a 
‘hack job'

MARSHA LEDERMAN
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
February 29, 2008 at 9:34 PM EST

VANCOUVER — A Victoria-based man whose claim to Camelot has been shot down 
by his own family says he feels “betrayed” by them and calls an article 
about his story in a reputable U.S. publication “an outrageous hack job.”

Describing Jack Worthington's assertion that he is the son of John F. 
Kennedy as “unequivocally false” and “fabricated,” Mr. Worthington's 
immediate family released a statement yesterday, saying his mother never 
in fact met Mr. Kennedy or any member of his family.

“Jack R. Worthington, Jr. is the natural born son of Jack R. Worthington, 
Sr. and Mary Evelyn Worthington,” reads a statement released to Vanity 
Fair, which has been investigating Mr. Worthington Jr.'s claims since 
October, 2006, according to an article that will appear in the magazine's 
April issue.

The article also reveals that DNA test results show it is unlikely that 
Mr. Kennedy was Mr. Worthington's father.

“I'm so disappointed with Vanity Fair. [The article] in no way represents 
the dialogue that I previously had with these people,” Mr. Worthington, 
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Bruce Geerdes | 2 Mar 15:01 2008
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Re: jack nicholson supports hilary clinton?

On 3/1/08, Peter T. Chattaway <petert@...> wrote:
> I'm still not entirely sure what to make of this video

Comes off weird.  Guess that's Jack for you.

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rjhatton | 2 Mar 22:37 2008
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NYTimes.com: Ben Chapman, 'Black Lagoon' Creature, Dies at 79

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Re: On domestic violence, no one wants to hear the truth

>  for her whistle-blowing
>  pains, Pizzey's dog was killed and her entire family received death
>  threats.

I wonder who perpetrated these?  Feminists or some brutish males they
know?  Or perhaps some abusive lesbians?
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Exactly.
 
His fault, her fault or both. I don't see why someone would stay in an abusive relationship. Is it addictive? I've heard the excuse that ones self-esteem becomes so low through abuse that the victims feel that they could never make it on their own. That's hard for me to swallow here in America, land of such great opportunity.
Most shelters for women around here are for unwed mothers in drug rehab trying to get back custody of their chi ldren.
And yes, as a health-care worker I have documented cases where males were abused by females.

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Peter T. Chattaway | 3 Mar 03:12 2008
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the top ten movies in north america

http://movies.yahoo.com/boxoffice/latest/rank.html

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Following are ticket sales for the top 10 movies 
at the North American box office for the February 29-March 2 weekend, 
according to studio estimates issued Sunday. Final data will be issued 
Monday.

[***] 1  (+) Semi-Pro ....................... $15.2 million   15.2 million
[***] 2  (1) Vantage Point .................. $13.0 million   41.0 million
[***] 3  (2) The Spiderwick Chronicles ....... $8.8 million   55.1 million
[***] 4  (+) The Other Boleyn Girl ........... $8.3 million    8.3 million
[***] 5  (3) Jumper .......................... $7.6 million   66.8 million
       6  (4) Step Up 2 the Streets ........... $5.7 million   48.6 million
       7  (5) Fool's Gold ..................... $4.7 million   59.1 million
       8- (+) Penelope ........................ $4.0 million    4.0 million
[***] 8-(12) No Country for Old Men .......... $4.0 million   69.6 million
[***] 10 (8) Juno ............................ $3.4 million  135.1 million

NOTE: Last weekend's position in parenthesis. + indicates a new release.
Figures are rounded.

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FWIW, I'm going to keep last year's Top 30 in these e-mails for as long as 
Juno keeps inching up the charts (it moved up to #16 this week on the 
domestic chart, and it just entered the worldwide Top 30; Enchanted also 
moved up a notch to #20 this week).  But now that we are in the third 
month of the year, I am also going to keep a list for *this* year, too -- 
including, for now, 2007 films that went into wide release in 2008.

Also FWIW, Semi-Pro's $15.2 million is the lowest opening weekend for any 
non-animated, leading-man, comedy vehicle starring Will Ferrell since, 
maybe, Superstar (1999, $8.9 million), and even there, he played second 
banana to Molly Shannon.  (But at least he was prominently placed on the 
poster, getting pretty much equal billing.)  Ferrell has had cameos and 
smaller roles in quite a few films since then that didn't do so well -- 
including Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Woody Allen's 
Melinda and Melinda and the musical version of The Producers -- and his 
starring role in Stranger Than Fiction (2006, $13.4 million) was arguably 
more dramatic than comedic; he also provided one of the main voices for 
Curious George (2006, $14.7 million), which was an animated cartoon.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Actor&id=willferrell.htm

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http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080302/120449892000.html

Will Ferrell's basketball comedy "Semi-Pro" dribbled to the top of the 
weekend box office, but it fell short of his previous blockbuster openings 
in the sports spoof genre, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The New Line Cinema film, starring Ferrell as the owner of a fictional 
basketball franchise, grossed $15.3 million in its weekend debut. That was 
lackluster compared to Ferrell's 2006 NASCAR parody "Talledega Nights: The 
Ballad of Ricky Bobby," which opened at $47 million, and last year's 
figure skating comedy "Blades of Glory," which earned $33 million in its 
first weekend.

Box office analysts said "Semi-Pro" likely suffered because it was 
released during a normally slow season and was rated R, while "Talledega 
Nights" and "Blades of Glory" were rated PG-13.

"Will Ferrell is always a draw and audiences love him. But this particular 
weekend is not quite as strong as his earlier efforts," said Paul 
Dergarabedian, president of the box-office tracker Media By Numbers LLC.

New Line representatives declined to comment. Last week, media 
conglomerate Time Warner Inc. announced that New Line would be merged with 
its Warner Bros. Entertainment studio to cut costs and improve 
profitability.

Last weekend's top film, the Sony Pictures terrorism thriller "Vantage 
Point," dropped to second place with $13 million in ticket sales, bringing 
its two-week domestic total to $41 million.

Sony's new release "The Other Boleyn Girl" performed better than expected, 
opening at No. 4 with $8.3 million at 1,166 theaters. Its $7,118 per 
theater average outdistanced other movies in the marketplace.

The weekend's other opening, the Summit Entertainment fantasy romantic 
comedy "Penelope," debuted in eighth place with $4 million.

Box office revenues overall were down for the third straight week. The top 
12 movies grossed $81 million, down 10 percent from last weekend and 25 
percent from the same weekend in 2007.

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http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/20080302/120449877000.html

Ferrell basketball comedy bombs at box office
Sunday March 2 2:59 PM ET

He shoots. He ... misses.

Will Ferrell stumbled at the North American box office on Sunday with his 
latest sports comedy, "Semi-Pro."

The basketball spoof narrowly took the No. 1 spot with disappointing 
ticket sales of $15.3 million, its struggling distributor New Line Cinema 
said.

Industry observers had expected the movie to open above $20 million. It 
falls well short of the $33 million debut of Ferrell's 2007 ice-skating 
comedy "Blades of Glory" and the $47 million bow of his 2006 NASCAR outing 
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

"Semi-Pro," which cost $57 million to make, stars Ferrell as the 
flamboyant owner of a fictional underdog team in the American Basketball 
Association, the renegade league taken over by the National Basketball 
Association in the 1970s.

New Line, also a renegade studio in its heyday, faces a similar fate. Its 
Time Warner Inc parent announced on Thursday that the 40-year-old studio 
would be absorbed by its bigger corporate sibling, Warner Bros. Pictures, 
after a string of costly duds, most recently "The Golden Compass."

A New Line official was not available for comment.

Observers said "Semi-Pro" was hurt by a restrictive "R" rating, which 
requires viewers under 17 to be accompanied by an adult. "Blades of Glory" 
and "Talladega Nights" both carried a teen-friendly PG-13 rating. 
"Semi-Pro" marked the feature directing debut of Kent Alterman, a former 
New Line executive.

ROYAL RICHES

Last weekend's champion, the political thriller "Vantage Point" starring 
Dennis Quaid, slipped to No. 2 with $13 million. The 10-day total for the 
Columbia Pictures release rose to $41 million.

Paramount Pictures' children's book adaptation "The Spiderwick Chronicles" 
fell one place to No. 3 with $8.8 million, giving it a three-week haul of 
$55.1 million.

"The Other Boleyn Girl," a bodice-ripper set in 16th century England, 
opened at No. 4 with $8.3 million, at the high end of Columbia's 
expectations. Scarlett Johansson plays the title character, Mary Boleyn, 
and Natalie Portman her ill-fated older sister, Anne. Both are seduced by 
Henry VIII, with disastrous consequences. Women accounted for almost 
three-quarters of the audience, the studio said.

The $35 million royal romp averaged $7,118 from 1,166 theaters, the 
highest score in the top 10. The top three movies played in about three 
times as many theaters.

The only other new release in the top 10 also targeted women. "Penelope," 
a teen fable starring Christina Ricci as a young woman with a pig's nose, 
earned just $4 million from 1,196 theaters. It tied at No. 8 with "No 
Country For Old Men," last Sunday's best picture Oscar winner.

"Penelope," produced by Reese Witherspoon, was originally set for release 
last April by IFC Films. Privately held Summit Entertainment LLC 
eventually acquired the distribution rights.

"No Country" enjoyed a 67 percent boost in sales after winning four 
Oscars. The violent drama has earned $69.6 million after 17 weeks. Miramax 
added 936 theaters, boosting its tally to 2,037.

Columbia Pictures is a unit of Sony Corp. Paramount Pictures is a unit of 
Viacom Inc. Miramax is a unit Walt Disney Co.

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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2008&p=.htm

The Domestic Top 30 of 2007 (as of March 2, 2008)

[***] 1 (1) The Bucket List (PG-13) (2007)                   $87.7 million
[***] 2 (2) Cloverfield (PG-13)                              $78.9 million
       3 (3) 27 Dresses (PG-13)                               $74.5 million
[***] 4 (5) Jumper (PG-13)                                   $66.8 million
       5 (4) Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both ... (G) $63.1 million
       6 (6) Fool's Gold (PG-13)                              $59.1 million
[***] 7 (8) The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)                   $55.1 million
[*2*] 8 (7) Atonement (R) (2007)                             $50.2 million
       9(10) Step Up 2 the Streets (PG-13)                    $48.6 million
[***] 10(9) Rambo (R)                                        $42.2 million

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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2007&p=.htm

The Domestic Top 30 of 2007 (as of March 2, 2008)

[***] 1  (1) Spider-Man 3 (PG-13)                           $336.5 million
[***] 2  (2) Shrek the Third (PG)                           $322.7 million
[***] 3  (3) Transformers (PG-13)                           $319.2 million
[***] 4  (4) Pirates of the Caribbean: At ... End (PG-13)   $309.4 million
[***] 5  (5) Harry Potter and the Order of the ... (PG-13)  $292.0 million
[***] 6  (6) I Am Legend (PG-13)                            $254.9 million
[***] 7  (7) The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)                   $227.5 million
[***] 8  (8) National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)        $216.2 million
[***] 9  (9) Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)                   $213.0 million
[***] 10(10) 300 (R)                                        $210.6 million
[***] 11(11) Ratatouille (G)                                $206.4 million
[***] 12(12) The Simpsons Movie (PG-13)                     $183.1 million
[***] 13(13) Wild Hogs (PG-13)                              $168.3 million
[***] 14(14) Knocked Up (R)                                 $148.8 million
[***] 15(15) Rush Hour 3 (PG-13)                            $140.1 million
[***] 16(18) Juno (PG-13)                                   $135.1 million
[***] 17(16) Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13)                  $134.5 million
[***] 18(17) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PG) $131.9 million
[***] 19(19) American Gangster (R)                          $130.2 million
[***] 20(21) Enchanted (PG)                                 $127.1 million
[***] 21(20) Bee Movie (PG)                                 $126.6 million
[***] 22(22) Superbad (R)                                   $121.5 million
[***] 23(23) I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (PG-13)      $120.1 million
[***] 24(24) Hairspray (PG)                                 $118.9 million
[***] 25(25) Blades of Glory (PG-13)                        $118.6 million
[***] 26(26) Ocean's Thirteen (PG-13)                       $117.2 million
[***] 27(27) Ghost Rider (PG-13)                            $115.8 million
[***] 28(28) Evan Almighty (PG)                             $100.5 million
[***] 29(29) Meet the Robinsons (G)                          $97.8 million
       30(30) Norbit (PG-13)                                  $95.7 million

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2007&p=.htm

The Worldwide Top 30 of 2007 (as of March 2, 2008)

[***] 1  Pirates of the ... End (PG-13)      309.4 + 651.6 = 961.0 million
[***] 2  Harry Potter and the ... (PG-13)    292.0 + 646.5 = 938.5 million
[***] 3  Spider-Man 3 (PG-13)                336.5 + 554.3 = 890.9 million
[***] 4  Shrek the Third (PG)                322.7 + 475.0 = 797.8 million
[***] 5  Transformers (PG-13)                319.2 + 387.2 = 706.5 million
[***] 6  Ratatouille (G)                     206.4 + 414.3 = 620.7 million
[***] 7  I Am Legend (PG-13)                 254.9 + 325.8 = 580.7 million
[***] 8  The Simpsons Movie (PG-13)          183.1 + 343.4 = 526.6 million
[***] 9  300 (R)                             210.6 + 245.5 = 456.1 million
[***] 10 The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)        227.5 + 215.4 = 442.9 million
[***] 11 National Treasure: Book of ... (PG) 216.2 + 213.2 = 429.4 million
[***] 12 Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13)       134.5 + 248.1 = 382.7 million
[***] 13 Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)        213.0 + 130.8 = 343.8 million
[***] 14 The Golden Compass (PG-13)           70.0 + 261.0 = 331.0 million
[***] 15 Ocean's Thirteen (PG-13)            117.2 + 194.2 = 311.3 million
[***] 16 Enchanted (PG)                      127.1 + 181.7 = 308.7 million
[***] 17 Fantastic Four: Rise of ... (PG)    131.9 + 156.6 = 288.5 million
[***] 18 Bee Movie (PG)                      126.6 + 158.6 = 285.2 million
[***] 19 American Gangster (R)               130.2 + 131.7 = 261.8 million
[***] 20 Rush Hour 3 (PG-13)                 140.1 + 114.9 = 255.0 million
[***] 21 Wild Hogs (PG-13)                   168.3 +  85.1 = 253.4 million
[***] 22 Mr. Bean's Holiday (PG)              33.3 + 196.4 = 229.7 million
[***] 23 Ghost Rider (PG-13)                 115.8 + 112.9 = 228.7 million
[***] 24 Knocked Up (R)                      148.8 +  70.2 = 219.0 million
[***] 25 Hairspray (PG)                      118.9 +  81.8 = 200.6 million
[***] 26 Beowulf (PG-13)                      82.2 + 113.7 = 195.9 million
[***] 27 I Now Pronounce You ... (PG-13)     120.1 +  66.0 = 186.1 million
[***] 28 Juno (PG-13)                        135.1 +  39.5 = 174.6 million
[***] 29 Evan Almighty (PG)                  100.5 +  72.9 = 173.4 million
[***] 30 Superbad (R)                        121.5 +  48.4 = 169.9 million

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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic/

The Domestic Top 20 of All Time (as of March 2, 2008)

[*2*] 1  Titanic (1997)                                     $600.8 million
[*7*] 2  Star Wars (1977)                                   $461.0 million
[***] 3  Shrek 2 (2004)                                     $441.2 million
[*4*] 4  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)                  $435.1 million
[*3*] 5  Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)   $431.1 million
[***] 6  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)  $423.3 million
[*2*] 7  Spider-Man (2002)                                  $403.7 million
[*2*] 8  Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the ... (2005) $380.3 million
[*4*] 9  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of ... (2003)    $377.0 million
[*2*] 10 Spider-Man 2 (2004)                                $373.6 million
[*3*] 11 The Passion of the Christ (2004)                   $370.8 million
[*2*] 12 Jurassic Park (1993)                               $357.1 million
[*5*] 13 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)       $341.8 million
[***] 14 Finding Nemo (2003)                                $339.7 million
[***] 15 Spider-Man 3 (2007)                                $336.5 million
[***] 16 Forrest Gump (1994)                                $329.7 million
[***] 17 The Lion King (1994)                               $328.5 million
[***] 18 Shrek the Third (2007)                             $322.7 million
[***] 19 Transformers (2007)                                $319.2 million
[*2*] 20 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)    $317.6 million

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/

The Worldwide Top 20 of All Time (as of March 2, 2008)

[*2*] 1  Titanic (1997)                    600.8 + 1244.2 = 1845.0 million
[*4*] 2  The Lord of the Rings: ... (2003) 377.0 +  742.2 = 1119.3 million
[***] 3  Pirates of the ... Chest (2006)   423.3 +  642.9 = 1066.2 million
[*2*] 4  Harry Potter and the ... (2001)   317.6 +  658.9 =  976.5 million
[***] 5  Pirates of the ... End (2007)     309.4 +  651.6 =  961.0 million
[***] 6  Harry Potter and the ... (2007)   292.0 +  646.5 =  938.5 million
[*5*] 7  The Lord of the Rings: ... (2002) 341.8 +  584.5 =  926.3 million
[*3*] 8  Star Wars: Episode I ... (1999)   431.1 +  493.2 =  924.3 million
[***] 9  Shrek 2 (2004)                    441.2 +  478.6 =  919.8 million
[*2*] 10 Jurassic Park (1993)              357.1 +  557.6 =  914.7 million
[*2*] 11 Harry Potter and the ... (2005)   290.0 +  606.0 =  896.0 million
[***] 12 Spider-Man 3 (2007)               336.5 +  554.3 =  890.9 million
[***] 13 Harry Potter and the ... (2002)   262.0 +  617.0 =  879.0 million
[*5*] 14 The Lord of the Rings: ... (2001) 314.8 +  556.6 =  871.4 million
[***] 15 Finding Nemo (2003)               339.7 +  524.9 =  864.6 million
[*2*] 16 Star Wars: Episode III ... (2005) 380.3 +  469.7 =  850.0 million
[*2*] 17 Spider-Man (2002)                 403.7 +  418.0 =  821.7 million
[***] 18 Independence Day (1996)           306.2 +  510.8 =  817.0 million
[***] 19 Shrek the Third (2007)            322.7 +  475.0 =  797.8 million
[*2*] 20 Harry Potter and the ... (2004)   249.5 +  546.0 =  795.5 million

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James | 4 Mar 00:23 2008
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Re: On domestic violence, no one wants to hear the truth

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Lucas John <jklucas51@...> wrote:
> His fault, her fault or both. I don't see why someone would stay in an
> abusive relationship. Is it addictive? I've heard the excuse that ones
> self-esteem becomes so low through abuse that the victims feel that they
> could never make it on their own. That's hard for me to swallow here in
> America, land of such great opportunity.

There's also false belief that when the abuser gives a sobbing apology
they'll maybe change this time.  I don't remember some of the other
reasons given in course I took on family issues back in University.
Having children adds complications - either in terms of leaving them
at first or moving more than just yourself out of the situation.

I just did a search and this page seems to have a good list of some reasons:
http://www.shelterfordarkness.com/dadv/whywomenstay.html

James.
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