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Hooray for History! Downton Abbey Clobbers the Competition

Striking a blow for those who love a little history with their cinematic entertainment , the movie Downton Abbey dominated the box office on its opening weekend.  According to Forbes Magazine , the film will take in about $31 million, easily trouncing its competitors, the sci-fi flick Ad Astra  and the action-packed Rambo: Last Blood . Some critics thought Downton Abbey 's appeal would be limited to a specific demographic of die-hard fans of the original series or people enamored of British costume dramas in general. But the box office doesn’t lie. Obviously, the film has   a wide draw that spans age groups and interests. Or maybe Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo is just no match for Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess of Grantham. Smacked down by Violet Crawley I thought it was great to see the familiar characters again, and the way the story played out was very satisfying. And from what I could tell, movie-goers in the packed theater agreed with me. The fil