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It must have been a hard afternoon for Pat Solitano and his friends. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New York Giants, 42-7.  It would be a crushing defeat if not for the fact that Pat is the fictitious OCD dad played by Robert DeNiro so brilliantly in “Silver Linings Playbook.” He’s completely obsessed with the Eagles. If only they could have reciprocated this season.

At least the movie did great over the weekend, with $27 million in its till even though it’s still in limited release. Eli Manning scored five touchdowns for the Giants, which would have sent the Solitanos into a tailspin. That hurts! Hopefully “Silver Linings Playbook” will be more of a winner than the Eagles.

Meantime:  “The Hobbit” ruled the box office all weekend. But it Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” that really had a silver lining, taking in $64 million since Christmas Day. “Les Miserables” is a little ahead of it and a little behind it at the same time with an overall total of $67.4 million. Bette Midler and Billy Crystal did ultimately triumph over Tom Cruise, with “Parental Guidance” finishing $800,000 ahead of “Jack Reacher” for the weekend.

Not to bury the lede, but “Skyfall” has just crossed the $1 billion line around the world. That’s yes, one billion dollars. My guess is they can bring back Judi Dench someway for the next one. Hologram? Ghost?

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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