I was away for the weekend. I told people to post this if they wanted it so badly. No one did. Here’s a quick thing.
So, in non-Box Office news, I see actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has passed away at the age of 99. I also have no idea why she was famous. That was her sister on Green Acres after all. I also know there’s been this general “Damn you, 2016!” about celebrity deaths. I’ve written about celebrity death in the past and how it can affect us. These are people we’ve never met that we often feel like we know. But there’s something to remember here…
Most of these people we’re mourning were not young people. A number of them were past 60, and some of them well past 60. Aside from the occasional shocking accident like Anton Yelchin, we’re talking about individuals who’ve lived long, full lives. And while it would be great if these people could hang around with us forever, that’s not how life works.
Perhaps the next thing we need to consider is the actual impact people have on our lives as a whole. That’s probably going to be different from one person to another. But arguably John Glenn was more of a hero than Abe Vigoda. Just sayin’.
And now some numbers.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, $155 million
- Moana $11.6 million
- Office Christmas Party $8.5 million
- Collateral Beauty $7 million
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $5 million
And why was Zsa Zsa famous?