It was the battle of men vs. women at the American box office this weekend, a conflict won rather handily by Sylvester Stallone and his muscular man-team of action heroes. The Expendables dominated the charts, parachuting into first place with $35 million. That meant Julia Roberts’ spiritual and romantic quest in Eat Pray Love had to make do with discovering itself in second place, with a decent $23.7 million.
After a false start, I am actually reading Eat Pray Love and the moment, and rather enjoying to be honest. Make of that what you will. There is still something atavistic in me however that thrills to see Eric win out in the battle of the Roberts.
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