September 4, 2012 |
We learned the other day that the average allowance given to kids is now $15, according to the American Institute of CPAs. Now comes word that the Tooth Fairy is also pretty generous. Our friends at Visa say the average chunk of change left under the pillow for teeth-losing kids is now $3 per tooth . And that's apparently at the low end of Tooth Fairy largess. Some kids receive as much as $20 per tooth. The experts say Tooth Fairy inflation is not to be taken lightly. When kids compare notes on how much they scored, it can be hurtful to little feelings if it's discovered that the Tooth Fairy leaves bigger bucks to some than to others.
May 22, 2011 |
"Mother, Mother!" Jenny shouted. "What's wrong?" Her mother asked. "I've lost another baby tooth!" Jenny proudly showed her tooth, and new smile. "I see, "Mother said. "Let me hold it until tonight. " "For the Tooth Fairy," Jenny declared, giving her tooth to her mother.. "Yes. " At bedtime, Jenny placed her tooth under her pillow as her mother watched. Tucked into bed, Jenny asked. "Mother, tell me about The Tooth Fairy Legend again. " "All right, Jenny.
February 16, 2010
Estimated sales in the U.S. and Canada: Movie (studio) 4-day gross (millions) Percentage change from last weekend (3-day basis) Total (millions) Days in release 1 Valentine's Day (Warner Bros./New Line) $66.9 NA $66.9 4 2 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Fox/Dune/Ingenious)
February 1, 2010
Estimated sales in the U.S. and Canada: Movie (studio) 3-day gross (millions) Percentage change from last weekend Total (millions) Days in release 1 Avatar (Fox/Dune/Ingenious) $30 -14% $594.4 45 2 Edge of Darkness (Warner Bros./GK Films) $17.1 NA $17.1 3 3 When in Rome (Disney)
January 25, 2010 |
Big-screen success isn't coming easy for small-screen giant CBS Corp. "Extraordinary Measures," the first release from the broadcast giant's new CBS Films, flopped this weekend with a studio-estimated opening of just $7 million in the U.S. and Canada. The family comedy "The Tooth Fairy" also had a less-than-stellar start, while post-apocalyptic action flick "Legion" had a solid reception. 3-D blockbuster "Avatar," meanwhile, lost little momentum as it dominated the box office for the sixth weekend in a row and came close to breaking the global record for the highest-grossing movie of all time, not accounting for ticket price inflation.
January 22, 2010
Recap: Dwayne Johnson plays Derek, a self-loathing, overly-brutal hockey player who is forced to serve time as a real incisor-stealing pixie in "The Tooth Fairy." Review: "Johnson's a game and antic presence, but saddled with this material -- he comes perilously close to tiring out the audience with all the nervous activity and the mugging." -- Michael Phillips, Los Angeles Times film critic