NY Madness at Sex And The City Premiere
Jarrett Martineau | May 28, 2008 at 02:27 pmby
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very very intimate at the SATC premiere in the Big Apple.It's looking like it will be a sex-heavy weekend for film goers, though not on an blockbusting Indiana Jones level:
The New York Post said: "New Yorkers put up with noise, lack of privacy, tiny expensive apartments and countless other daily insults. But will they shell out 12 bucks for what amounts to a two-and-a-half hour 'very special' TV episode of Sex and the City that feels like it was written and directed by an audience focus group in Omaha?
"If the ecstatic reaction at the screening I attended is any indication, they might - at least if they're not heterosexual males bored by the movie's endless fashion montages, shameless product placements, lethally slow pacing and utterly predictable plot."
No question, the Sex And The City movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall is going swimmingly for some people. Fameball Julia Allison and her buddies Mary Rambin and Megan Asha, for example, got inside the hall and snapped photos like the one at left of cast member Sarah Jessica Parker (from Rambin) and now appear to be happily seated next to actress Ashley Olsen. Vogue editor Anna Wintour is present and accounted for. But a line of ticketholders stretching for an entire city block was turned away, according to a disgruntled email tipster, who wrote: "There was a near riot of Louboutin clicking girls to the security windows in the front... Some were in near tears waving their tickets and yelling into their cells." Hopefully the lady from Singapore who bought a fake ticket for $19,000, but then got a free authentic one, wasn't among the crowd, because this would push her over the edge. I told you this was going to get ugly.
Move over Indiana Jones. This weekend is shaping up to be all about sex at U.S. theaters, with an online ticket agency finding nearly 70 percent of women are planning special group outings to see "Sex and the City."
The online survey of more than 9,300 people by Fandango, which sells tickets for more than 15,000 U.S. screens, also found 80 percent were planning to attend a "Sex and the City" get-together before or after seeing the film. [...]
By Wednesday, "Sex and the City" accounted for 90 percent of Fandango's advance ticket sales, easily trouncing "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," which only made up 7 percent.
But the movie is unlikely to make anywhere near the $151.1 million grossed by "Indiana Jones" when it opened over the U.S. Memorial Day weekend. Box office predictions for "Sex and the City" range from $25 to $40 million its first weekend.