Second-billed Marilyn Monroe is the blonde in question in this second film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Miss Lorelei Lee, whose philosophy is diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Together with her best human friend Dorothy (top-billed Jane Russell), showgirl Lorelei embarks upon a boat trip to Paris, where she intends to marry millionaire Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan). En route, the girls are bedeviled by private detective Malone (Elliot Reid), hired by Esmond’s father (Taylor Holmes) to make certain that Lorelei isn’t just another gold-digger. When Dorothy falls in love with the poverty-stricken Malone, Lorelei decides to find her pal a wealthier potential husband, and that’s how she gets mixed up with flirtatious diamond merchant Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn) and precocious youngster Henry Spofford III (George Foghorn Winslow). Most of the Leo Robin-Jule Styne songs from the Broadway show remain intact, including Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, a production number later imitated by pop icon Madonna.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Oscar winning ‘Juno’ sticks at number 1 for the third week, beating the recently revived franchise Rambo from the top spot. Stallone’s latest offering brought in €234,000 in its opening weekend. The other Oscar winner, ‘No Country For Old Men’ looks like it might be ready to drop out of the charts at number ten but surely it’s four Oscars wins will see it climb back up next week?. Michael Gondry’s latest film ‘Be Kind Rewind’ makes its debut at number four bringing in a reasonable €137,000. The only other new entry this week is ‘U2 3D’ and as the name suggests, it’s all about seeing Bono up close and personal (don’t worry; it’s a concert flick, not a horror).
Next week is a busy one for Irish cinemas with the release of ‘Margot at the Wedding’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Semi Pro’, ‘The Bank Job’, ‘Untraceable, ‘Accidental Husband’ and ‘My Blueberry Nights’.
This full Irish Box Office Charts are as follows:
1 Juno €253,000
2 Rambo €234,000
3 Jumper €157,000
4 Be Kind Rewind €137,000
5 National Treasure: Book of Secrets €100,500
6 U2 3D €78,500
7 The Bucket List €77,000
8 The water Horse: Legend of the Deep €66,000
9 Alvin and the Chipmunks €61,000
10 No Country for Old Men €55,000