I don't particularly care for Ben Stiller nor his movies. I think he's annoying and generally unfunny.
That's why perhaps I have found a little bit of joy in the fact that his recent movie, The Heartbreak Kid, has had a disappointing run.
But, now, I'm just annoyed that the film's studio is blaming Halo 3 for stealing the movie's audience, thus causing the poor opening.
Nope, it's not that the movie has received poor reviews ("misogynistic" and "hateful" seem to be common descriptions), rather, it's that Master Chief stole all the suckers who would have gone to a Ben Stiller romantic comedy.
Hey, there are only so many entertainment dollars and hours. If you make a crappy movie that only 13-15 year old boys would find funny and then slap an "R" rating on it, well, you've pretty much dug your own grave.