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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 hasa 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.
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 film had drama, romance, gorgeous period-perfect clothes and witty repartee. Th…