a weblog of wordplay by Eric Harshbarger
Pangrams and Movies (redux)Two months ago I wrote about how ecstatic I was that the Top-13 movies of the U.S. weekly box office were pangrammic. Something that had only happened twice before (at least as far back as I've checked the charts -- since early 1982), and that time was the first time it had happened in over eighteen years.
Well, two months later, it has happened again.
Here are the Top-13 movies in the U.S. for the weekend of 8 March 2013:
The independent movie Quartet made this possible by providing the lone "Q". The movie has been hovering in the 13-20 ranking range for several weeks now. According to Variety magazine results, it beat the #14 movie this week (Dark Skies) by only $598.
The "X" appears only in The Last Exorcism Part II, will likely fall far next week, and be out of the picture.
Amazingly, twenty of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet appear in the top two movies.
So, this has now happened twice within the past two months. But will we ever see a Top-12 or better pangrammic Box Office?
Rest assured, I'll be keeping a lookout for it.
[11 March 2013]
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