A new storyline is emerging in Hollywood blockbusters: The revolution of the malcontents has replaced the revolution of the idealists. (Spoiler warning: This blog ruins the surprise of the movies mentioned.)
When you look at the numbers on a movie-by-movie basis, you notice something wonderful. A flood of mid-budget, adult-skewed movies have opened at or above expectations. That's the Hollywood we claim we want, so why are we complaining?
Congestion is not so unusual for any number of film festivals and undoubtedly indicates a certain level of success, but it is a new development for this one, which seems to be in danger of losing just a little of its scrappy outsider status.