The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in Chicago as I type this. Much like peanut butter and jelly, there are masses of protest groups circulating throughout Downtown. I’ve been too preoccupied with work to check the Loop out, but from what I’ve read and heard, it’s deserted due to the heightened police presence. In fact, some offices informed their workers to work from home from Friday to today. It’s kind of an exciting time for Chicago, whether you support NATO or not.
Personally, I’m somewhat neutral. I’m not a big fan of wars, but come on… NATO is MAYBE five years away from launching their own version of the Avengers Initiative. In fact, I’d be surprised if this year’s summit doesn’t involve discussions to form a real-life group of superheroes to protect the world. If anything, they’re all probably trying to figure out what shawarma is.
This weekend’s box office sales are below![via Rentrak, header image Copyright Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune]
1. The Avengers – $55,057,000
2. Battleship – $25,350,300
3. The Dictator – $17,415,000
4. Dark Shadows – $12,770,000
5. What To Expect When You’re Expecting – $10,500,000
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $3,250,000
7. The Hunger Games – $3,000,000
8. Think Like A Man – $2,700,000
9. The Lucky One – $1,765,000
10. The Pirates! Band of Misfits – $1,450,000