Rotten Tomatoes editor doubts Twitter’s effect on box office

As someone who doesn’t go to a movie without first checking its Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s interesting to see its editor weigh in on all the stories touting claims that Twitter can make-or-break a movie’s opening weekend.

I think [Twitter's power is] overstated. It’s an interesting word of mouth, but I think only for a certain part of the audience. For the younger, more connected audience that may be true but for older audiences, I don’t know. Twitter probably has a larger influence in the media because they are all on Twitter. The average American sees less than 10 movies in the theaters per year. Do I think Twitter is affecting my cousins in Kansas City and what they see? If it’s a big enough movie, they are going to see it

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After 48 Years, Julia Child Has a Big Best Seller, Butter and All

The ingredients, in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” for Sauce Mousseline Sabayon: 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup concentrated fish liquor 6 ounces softened butter divided into 10 pieces Salt and pepper Lemon juice if necessaryAlmost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list.