'Catching Fire' torches turkey
Did the gang clear out post-turkey, as they did at our place, to go see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? So did the whole world! The Jennifer Lawrence vehicle set an all-time record for the gratitudinous holiday, with a $14.9 million take, beating the $13.1 mils of 1999's Toy Story 2.Fire may earn $100 mils total through Sunday! Whaaaat? The only flick anywhere near was Frozen, with $11.1 mils.
Snoopy obliterates Gaga!
Lady Gaga's Turkey Day special on ABC at 9:30 p.m. was, um, ignored. Even singing with Kermit the Frog did not help. Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular got 3.6 million viewers among those 18-49, who rule the world, yo. At 8 p.m., ABC had run its 1973 warhorse A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, which drew 5.3 mils in the same demo. Maybe by 9:30 the tryptophan had set in, and all the 18-49s were snoring open-mouthed on the couch. Entertainment Weekly wrote, meanly, that Her Gagaship and Kermit had "zero chemistry."