What I always love about the major media is that they glom onto a storyline and stick with it, no matter what the facts actually are.
Take for instance the fourth installment of the Shrek franchise. Over and over, it's been labeled a weak sister to its brawny franchise siblings, a "disappointment" at the box office, an obvious reason why there will be no more Shreks, etc., etc.
So it's startling to read this:
Cowen analyst Doug Creutz raised his estimate for "Shrek Forever After" international box office revenue to $500 million from $450 million Tuesday ... "Shrek Forever After" will likely become DreamWorks' highest international grossing movie ever, Creutz said.
DWA's highest-grossing movie in the lands beyond the seas. Of all time.
Not bad for a disappointment, yes?