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Call of Duty Black Ops Record Sales: Bad Economy, What Bad Economy?

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Can we finally say that the days of the gloom and doom are over with? Unemployment is slowly, but surely decreasing, and people are spending money once again.

If the record sales of the Call of Duty Black Ops game are any indicator, then our economy is certainly on the way back up. Sales on the first day release of the Black Ops game totaled a whopping $360 million. To put that into perspective, here is a list of the Top 5 highest grossing movies of all-time in terms of their Opening Day earnings:

1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $72 million

2. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - $68 million

3. The Dark Knight - $67 million

4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $62 million

5. Spider Man 3 - $59 million

These five movies combined earned $328 million on their opening days. And, Call of Duty Black Ops sales beat them by $32 million. That is simply insane.

All told, Black Ops sold 5.2 million copies. If 5.2 million people are willing to plunk down $60 on the Black Ops game then it has to tell you something about our economy these days.

Say goodbye to the dark ages of 2008-2010 - the economic recovery is underway.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com