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  1. America Adores Horrible Movies

    The U.S. loves feasting on junk, especially when it comes to bad films. Despite horrendous reviews, Dumb and Dumber To — Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ 20-year reunion — topped the box office to the tune of $38.1 million last weekend. A review of the biggest-grossing movies reveals that more than half don’t score over 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the “fresh” threshold that signals whether a film is worth watching. But bad movies are big business, and viewers vote with their dollars.

    Washington Post, CS Monitor

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