Opening Grosses Exceeded Expectations

Looking back on our first day:

We cheered on A.O. Scott as he ripped Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter a new one.

We watched a little HBO. And a little more.

We heard hipsters call Jonathan Lethem a racist.

We filmed Hot Chip rocking out at Webster Hall.

We read Chuck Palahniuk's latest craziness.

We discovered that Pete Wentz loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

We saw Mike Daisey get wet and then get angry.

And we counted three up and two across, tapped a brick, and wound up on Diagon Alley.