Well, the first two big names in the contest have lifted off, and, for contest purposes, Wreck-it Ralph has taken flight while Flight may already be wrecked.
(See how I did that? Think I can change careers from doc to movie reporter? No? Darn...)
Anyway, Flight took in 25 million, which will take extra fuel tanks and some good gliding to reach an altitude high enough to be in the top 5 (sorry, I can't stop).
Meanwhile, Wreck-it made just shy of $50 million, which means it will have to really crash and burn (still going) to not be in the top 5. With the A Cinemascore it got from audiences, it's a lock to make 150 or more.
Note: despite my fun with the flight terms, Flight made it's 25 mill at under 1900 screens and earned a A- Cinemascore...so it's not nearly out of contention yet...
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."