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In a slight surprise, the new release “Act Of Valor” topped the box office this weekend.  The movie starred real U.S. active duty Navy Seals designed to showcase the superior skill and bravery of the U.S. Navy.  Sounds like it is an incredible movie, and reviews have been excellent.

The bad surprise of the weekend was the incredibly poor performance of the new movie “Wanderlust”. Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, many thought the comedy would be in the top 5, but finished a disappointing 8th place in it’s first weekend of release, earning less than seven million.

Act of Valor



1. “Act of Valor,” $24.7 million.

2. “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” $16 million.

3. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $13.5 million.

4. “Safe House,” $11.4 million.

5. “The Vow,” $10 million.

6. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” $8.8 million.

7. “This Means War,” $8.5 million.

8. “Wanderlust,” $6.6 million.

9. “Gone,” $5 million.

10. “The Secret World of Arrietty,” $4.5 million


Hope you had a great weekend!  I was able to squeeze in some much needed rest & relaxation, and aside from the atrocious weather was able to get some errands taken care of as well.

Hopefully you survived the freezing rain event Friday night without sliding off the road, or even worse slipping and falling on the ice outside.   And only in Indiana can you have severe thunderstorms less than 48 hours after snow & ice.  Crazy.

Here we go with the recap:

We now know the teams heading to Indy for the big game on February 5th.  The New England Patriots (gross) will take on the New York Giants.  As I am sure many of you know, 2001 Terre Haute North graduate Steve Weatherford is the punter for the New York Giants, so he gets to try to get a ring in his home state.  I graduated with Steve, he is truly a great guy and a very hard worker, he totally deserves this.

Here is a video of Steve getting some major props on FOX for handling a bad snap on the game winning field goal (around the :48 second mark) :

Here is a nice writeup on Steve from the New York Post:

Weatherford was so overjoyed that the TV cameras plainly caught him mouthing an obscenity as he celebrated Lawrence Tynes’ 31-yard game winner at soggy Candlestick Park.

“I hope my mom didn’t see that, but I couldn’t control it,” Weatherford said amid the Giants’ locker-room jubilation. “I was just so excited.”

The Giants might not be headed to Indianapolis without Weatherford. Not only did he average a hefty 46.4 yards on 12 punts (part of a 22-punt slugfest between the two teams), but Weatherford also was credited with making the best of a low snap by Zak DeOssie on the winning field goal that appeared to skim the grass.

And Weatherford started the two biggest plays of the night — fumbled punts by 49ers returner Kyle Williams in the fourth quarter and OT — with booming kicks.

Weatherford said he was so locked in on Tynes’ kick he didn’t even remember bailing out DeOssie.

“I blacked out, I was so excited,” Weatherford said. “The only thing I remember is that ball going right through the pipes. I got the snap, got the laces down and he put it right down the middle, and now we’re going to the Super Bowl.”


Weekend Box Office Totals:

1. “Underworld Awakening,” $25.4 million (3.078 screens), new release
2. “Red Tails,” $19.1 million (2,512), new release
3. “Contraband,” $12.2 million (2,870), $46.1 million total
4. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” $10.5 million (2,630), $11.2 million
5. “Haywire,” $9.0 million (2,439), new release
6. “Beauty and the Beast,” $8.6 million (2,625), $33.4 million
7. “Joyful Noise,” $6.1 million (2,735), $21.9 million
8. “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” $5.5 million (2,519), $197.3 million
9. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $4.8 million (2,485), $178.6 million
10. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” $3.8 million (1,907), $94.8 million


Divorce for Seal & Heidi Klum

While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” they announced in a statement to People magazine on Sunday.

The statement continues, “We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.

“We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Klum and Seal married in 2005 and have four children: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.



That’s it for now!  Enjoy a great Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend!  Some of you are getting an extended weekend as today is Martin Luther King Day.  If you are able today, take some time and reflect on some of the positive things he did in his life to make this country better.  Some really neat retrospectives all over the web today.

I sure had a great weekend!  after some much needed rest & relaxation on Friday night, we went out Saturday night with several friends to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday.  Nothing like Pizza, bowling, and lots of fun with friends!

Sunday I got up early as usual for Sunday morning basketball. followed by my show on WBOW.  After a power nap and some football watching, I headed down to the Hulman Center for the big white-out game against Wichita State.   I’m proud of the atmosphere at the Hulman Center, and proud of the team for their effort, but Wichita State found a way to pull out the win. – Wichita State Surges Late To Take Win – (Photo from

PS- Is it me or were the refs terrible.  So many missed calls.


Did you see a new movie over the weekend?  Mark Wahlberg grabbed the #1 spot:

Weekend Box Office Results:

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Contraband,” $24 million ($1.5 million international).

2. “Beauty and the Beast,” $18.5 million.

3. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” $11.5 million ($16.8 million international).

4. “Joyful Noise,” $11.3 million.

5. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $8.4 million ($27.4 million international).

6. “The Devil Inside,” $7.9 million.


One of the big headlines this weekend was the cruise ship disaster in Italy.  Just a terrible tragedy, and now the captain of the ship has been arrested.  Here is the latest.


That’s it for now…. Have a great Monday!