Part of the job description for “pop star” seems to include being a teenage heartthrob. One Direction’s Harry Styles and Justin Bieber are no exception. These two teens know how to make their female fans go absolutely crazy. Which singer do you think is more better?
Harry Styles woos the ladies with his bright eyes, charming smile and bad boy tats. Oh, and his charming accent doesn’t hurt, either. Despite skyrocketing to fame in 2012, Harry remains a down-to-earth guy who chills out with his guy friends in One Direction.
Justin Bieber, King of Swag, is all about being smooth. He did win Selena Gomez’s heart, after all. When Bieber isn’t serenading fans with hits like ‘Baby’ and ‘Boyfriend,’ he’s zipping around in one of his hot rods or adding more body ink to his ever-growing collection.
One Direction’s 3-D concert film One Direction: This is Us pulled in an estimated $17 million over the first three days of the four-day Labor Day weekend. Measured against the non-holiday opening three-day grosses for the recent micro-genre of theatrical concert movies (most of which have been released in 3-D), that puts Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis smack in the middle of the pack, behind the concert films for Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. Hannah Montana), Justin Bieber, and Michael Jackson, but ahead of the films for the Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, and the cast of Glee. (The figures are a bit worse for 1D if you factor in the per theater average, which reflects roughly how full each theater actually was.)
There are couple caveats here: It is impossible to know how many folks holding out to see One Direction: This is Us until Labor Day itself would have seen it earlier had Monday not been a holiday. And both the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus film and the Michael Jackson film were billed as limited runs, giving fans more of an imperative to race out to see the film on its opening weekend before it left theaters. Continue reading →