Perhaps on news of it's $46 million weekend, people seem to be dumping Batman Begins shares - its price is down a whopping 9.45 points to $146.12 on heavy trading of over 85 million shares. Almost all of the actors associated with the current Bat-pic are also down with the exception of Liam Neeson, whose bond remains unchanged despite trading volume of 2 million shares. It's hard to figure out why it's down so much right now. None of this week's new releases are likely to knock it from it's perch at the top. It's not until War of the World on June 29 that the Dark Knight will see any serious competition. Perhaps it's more of a statement on the general suckiness of this year's box-office numbers than any specific commentary on the movie.

Hard to figure out why Ian Holm's bond is the second biggest gainer at midday. His next listed movie is the big-screen Stangers With Candy flick which I'm completely on board with but doubt it's a star-vehicle for Holm. Odd.  (Chris now spends 15 minutes reading the Memorable Quotes page of Strangers With Candy's IMDB entry).

I haven't heard any news on the Bourne Ultimatum recently which has me wondering why its shares are up five points so far today to just under $41. Upcoming releases Bewitched continues it's upward momentum which must mean word of mouth is positive - whereas Herbie: Fully Loaded gets lower and lower (like Lindsay Lohan's body mass index) the closer we get to this Wednesday's release.

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