E! Online is reporting today that Iron Man just broke the $300 threshold at the North American box office today. Their lead sentence is:
“The biggest movie of the summer just became the biggest movie of the year.”
It already was the biggest movie of the year and had been for some time. Does it not count as the biggest movie of the year until it breaks $300 million? Why don’t they consider it the biggest movie of the year at $250 million, or $200 million, or the second it passed the previous number 1 film, Horton Hears a Who when it (here’s the key) moved into first place on the list of domestic box office grossing films?!?!?!
I know. Film is a visual medium. Numbers is hard.