In its opening weekend, Home Alone topped the box office, making $17,081,997 in 1202 theaters. The movie maintained its number one spot for a full 12 weeks and remained in the top 10 until June of the following year. It became the highest grossing film of 1990 and earned a Guinness World Record as the highest-grossing live-action comedy ever domestically.
This year, a TV program in Romania played the “Home alone” series and had a crazy amount of success.
Have you looked at the alternative? Lately, and when I say lately I mean the past few years, myself and not only, have been having trouble finding a decent film. Besides cartoons, family-friendly movies are incredibly difficult to find.
Most movies these days promote a modern life. In which drugs, getting drunk and hooking up with people are “cool things”. Indecency, puking, dirty jokes and others are the dominant features of a new movie. Definitely couldn’t be classified as a decent film I would recommend to my parents.
There’s no wonder that a series such as “Home alone”, family-friendly, is so appreciated. Because it’s not about politics, no terrible exaggerations, it has decent jokes, without hardness, digestible.
Success is not a testament to popular amnesia. No, it isn’t. It’s simply a modern environment-oriented essence of man – not violently, not slippery, without excesses – something simple and digestible. Any average citizen in any country of the world would rather watch “Home Alone” than any other film produced in the last decade.
For those of you who still appreciate and are looking for decent movies, I reccomend Hallmark Channel. In December I watched two decent and pleasant movies called: “Love at the thanksgiving day parade (2012)” and “Tulips in Spring (2016)”. Both produced in the last decade and yet highly recommended. All Hallmark movies relate to the two mentioned above. Which only leaves me to give a huge shout out to Hallmark Channel for standing out despite the dirty mentality promoted in most movies.
This Christmas I gave away presents to my family members, one of them being my little cousin who is seven years old. His present was a pair of pajamas and two sweaters. Even to my surprise, his joy was massive. Why? Because his pijamas were “like Kevin’s”, it’s all he kept telling people. Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) being the lead role in “Home Alone”, of course.
My point being, watch movies from which your kids have something positive to learn and who’s pijamas they’d be proud to wear!