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4th of July Sales Not to Miss and Weekend Movie Trailers
by JC,posted Jun 29 2012 1:02PM
4th of July Sales Not to Miss from msn
If a new wardrobe gets you more excited that fireworks, now’s the time to shop:Gap is offering up to 40% off men’s and women’s clothes, as are Nautica (if you buy four items or more) and Cabela’s. And Jones New York is offering discounts of up to 75% off on its women’s clothes and accessories; Lord & Taylor is serving up discounts of 20%.
For those of you who hope to take a backpacking, fishing or hiking trip this summer, consider that Backcountry.com is offering up to 40% off its clothing and outdoor gear, and Bass Pro Shops are offering some bargain basement discounts as well on a variety of gear.
Furniture and Mattresses
If you’ve been having some trouble getting enough shut-eye recently – or even just kicking your feet up comfortably -- Macy’s is offering a bunch of deals on furniture and mattresses on the 4th. Sears is offering 50 - 60% off mattresses and discounts on other home goods like patio furniture.
Have you taken a (much needed, we’re sure!) vacation recently? If not, consider that Hotels.com is offering up to 30% off many hotels around the county.
We know that making home improvements probably isn’t top of your list on your day off, but with these deals, you might reconsider: Lowe's is offering 10% off major appliances priced $397 and higher, as well as 15% discounts on all Energy Star products. Home Depot has an interesting deal going on for the holiday as well: Buy two appliances and save $50; buy three appliances and save $100 (this discount scale continues up to six appliances, for which you can save a maximum of $450).
Fifty Shades of Grey Is Making E.L. James Even More Money Than You Thought from gawker.com
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James is making an estimated $1.34 million a week off her book.
E.L. James earns 7% royalty on every $14 paperback and 25% royalty on every $10 ebook sold.
Last month 4 million paperbacks and 1 million ebooks were sold.
E.L James earns $191K a day, give or take.
In March Universal/Focus features paid $5 million for the rights to the 50 Shades movies.
Fictional sadist and Seattle's most growly businessman Christian Grey earns $100,000 an hour.
Christian Grey earns $2.4 million a day, no give or take.
NEW MOVIES for June 29
ALL REVIEWS FROM ‘DAILY VARIETY’ AND ‘THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’
MAGIC MIKE-- (2930 Screens) “RAUNCHIEST, FUNNIEST AND MOST ENJOYABLY NONJUDGMENTAL AMERICAN MOVIE ABOUT SELLING SEX IN DECADES. THE STUDIO EXPECTS TO EARN THIS OPENING WEEKEND IN THE VICINITY OF $20 MILLION. Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey. 1 Hour and 50 Minutes. Rated R.
TED-- (3240 Screens) WEEKEND TICKET RECEIPTS COULD EXCEED $40 MILLION. “A RAUCOUSLY FUNNY GOOF ABOUT A BOOZING, POT-SMOKING, FOUL-MOUTHED TEDDY BEAR. NOT TOO MANY FILMS SERVE UP LAUGHS THAT JUST KEEP ON ROLLING WITH REGULARITY FROM BEGINNING TO END. IT OUGHT TO COUNT ON UPBEAT WORD-OF-MOUTH FOR SOLID SUMMER BUSINESS.” Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton, Jessica Barth, Norah Jones and the voice of Seth MacFarlane. 1 Hour and 46 Minutes. Rated R.
MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION-- (2160 Screens) RARELY ARE TYLER PERRY FILMS SCREENED IN ADVANCE. THE CRITICS MAY WINCE, BUT HE ALWAYS PACKS THE THEATERS. THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE NO EXCEPTION, WHERE HE’S EXPECTED TO EARN ABOUT $25 MILLION AT THE BOX OFFICE. Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Romeo Miller, John Amos, Doris Roberts and Tom Arnold. 1 Hour and 45 Minutes. Rated PG-13.