Bad week for:
Blockbusters, after Hollywood movies endured their worst summer box office returns in a quarter century, with revenue falling 16 percent over last year and attendance hitting a 25-year low. Industry analysts blamed a spate of really awful sequels.
Not giving a damn, after operators of the Orpheum Theater in Memphis canceled their annual showing of Gone With the Wind because its depiction of plantation life in the antebellum South was “insensitive to a large segment of the local population.”
Testing, after an Atlanta mom in a store dressing room saw her 10-year-old son playing with a gun. To see if it was real, she told police, she pulled the trigger. It was. No one was hurt, but a wall suffered some damage. ■