Several reviews of A Good Day to Die Hard took note of the sparseness of dialog in the script and speculated that it was all part of a strategy by the filmmakers to attract non-English-speaking overseas audiences. If that in fact was the case, it worked. Over the regular three-day weekend (for some odd reason, they don't celebrate Presidents Day abroad), the movie earned $61.5 million versus $24.8 million during the same period domestically. Inasmuch as the film had already opened a week earlier in some markets abroad, it has already earned more than $100 million worldwide. And it has yet to open in several key markets, including China, France, Brazil, India and Australia.
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.