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‘Bee Movie’ buzzes away with box office win (Lions looking like kittens)
msnbc ^ | 11/11/2007 | ap

Posted on 11/11/2007 5:06:13 PM PST by tobyhill

LOS ANGELES - Jerry Seinfeld turned more honey into money as his animated comedy “Bee Movie” buzzed to the top of the box office in its second weekend.

The DreamWorks-Paramount flick, which had debuted at No. 2 behind Universal’s “American Gangster” the previous weekend, packed in family crowds to pull in $26 million, raising its total to $72.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

“American Gangster,” starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, was a strong No. 2 with $24.3 million in sales, lifting its total to $80.7 million.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; lionsforlambs
"Cruise’s “Lions for Lambs,” co-starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in a drama interlocking three stories in the war on terror, premiered at No. 4 with $6.7 million. The movie directed by Redford was the first release by the rejuvenated MGM banner United Artists since Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner took it over last year.

Costing a modest $35 million to produce, “Lions for Lambs” was aimed at an older, thinking-person’s audience compared to the crowds that turn out for Cruise’s action movies. Just over two-thirds of the audience was 35 or older, according to MGM."

“Older audiences don’t necessarily come out the first weekend, so we’re looking to get a very solid run all the way through the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Clark Woods, MGM head of distribution.

1 posted on 11/11/2007 5:06:15 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Too bad, so sad.


2 posted on 11/11/2007 5:09:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: tobyhill
Redford's next movie should be titled:

"America is Evil, and God Doesn't Exist."

It would be so much more honest than all this dancing around his "issues."

3 posted on 11/11/2007 5:14:07 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: tobyhill
premiered at No. 4

Schadenfreude, baby...


4 posted on 11/11/2007 5:20:49 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: tobyhill

Available on DVD in three weeks.


5 posted on 11/11/2007 5:25:24 PM PST by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: tobyhill

I said it yesterday, and again now. Why was Redford’s film released on Veterans Day weekend? Is it his way of honoring our vets?

As for the new Tommy Lee Jones movie mentioned in the article, I will never watch another one of his movies ever again. He did a film not too long ago about the border patrol, where agents had nothing better to do but sitting around in their trucks with Hustler magazine doing you know what. The border patrol agent was played by Barry Pepper, who did a great job as the American sniper in Saving Private Ryan. He is also on my “do not watch” list.


6 posted on 11/11/2007 5:31:42 PM PST by ReluctantDragon
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To: tobyhill
“Lions for Lambs” was aimed at an older, thinking-person’s audience

So if I don't go, I must be younger than I thought.

7 posted on 11/11/2007 5:32:36 PM PST by pfflier
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To: tobyhill
“Older audiences don’t necessarily come out the first weekend, so we’re looking to get a very solid run all the way through the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Clark Woods, MGM head of distribution.

This movie needs more advertising. There should be ads all the way until Thanksgiving for this. Spare no expense, guys.

8 posted on 11/11/2007 5:33:21 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: tobyhill

It’s getting a D grade, thanks to all the F’s. Heart-warming, truly!


9 posted on 11/11/2007 5:34:01 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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To: darkwing104

When’s the last time a #4 only had $6.7 million? I think it’s official, Hollywood’s dead.


10 posted on 11/11/2007 5:34:13 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: manic4organic
Available at the bargain bin at Wal-Mart in just 4.
11 posted on 11/11/2007 5:36:19 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: pfflier

They’re looking for the dead crowd.


12 posted on 11/11/2007 5:37:49 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

“Lyings for Lambs”


13 posted on 11/11/2007 5:40:02 PM PST by bvw
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To: tobyhill
They’re looking for the dead crowd.

Perfect description for the 60s protesters...


14 posted on 11/11/2007 5:40:48 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: tobyhill

Anyone see the Bee thing. The promos didn’t make me wanna rush out and see it. At least it wasn’t about a rat.


15 posted on 11/11/2007 5:58:09 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: manic4organic
"Available on DVD in three weeks."

Yeah. And we frequent flyers will probably be treated to it in the airline rotation by Thanksgiving.
16 posted on 11/11/2007 6:01:00 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: Tanniker Smith

The Bee movie was fun.
The Rat movie was good too....(Ratatouille)


17 posted on 11/11/2007 6:08:11 PM PST by Bobalu (I guess I done see'd that varmint for the last time....)
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To: tobyhill
Which group is going down the toilet faster? The MSM or the HOLLYWOOD people?
18 posted on 11/11/2007 6:08:22 PM PST by kempo (blA)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I actually loved the Bee Movie. I just took the kids this weekend. Seinfeld wrote the script, so it is very funny. The kids also loved it. It also, to me seemed to have a simple, sweet and original storyline. A bee tries to sue a honey producer for ‘stealing’ honey from bees, but he runs into the law of unintended consequences.


19 posted on 11/11/2007 6:11:32 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: kempo
Don't forget the Broadway stage. Stagehands are on strike and most of the shows closed. There are about 8 shows playing.

Shame of it that one of the ones closed is "The Grinch", which is cute (saw it last year) and lots of families traveled a long way to get to the city and find that the show was canceled. And that's a limited run, obviously, so they can't get new tickets after the strike.

20 posted on 11/11/2007 6:11:36 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: sportutegrl; Bobalu

Thanks. My son hasn’t said anything one way or the other about going to see it.


21 posted on 11/11/2007 6:13:16 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t get how “they” know how old people are who buy movie tickets——is it “seniors,” “students,” “adults,”? I don’t get it.


22 posted on 11/11/2007 6:18:05 PM PST by Watershed
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To: tobyhill
““Lions for Lambs” was aimed at an older, thinking-person’s audience “
Oh wow man! I love America and the troops are my heros. What an ignoramous I am. I should be worshipping college professors, movie reviewers and Hollywood elite. They are so knowledgeable and so brave. They have done so much for me.
23 posted on 11/11/2007 6:37:32 PM PST by willk
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To: Tanniker Smith

If you can get past Seinfeld’s whiny little voice, it’s not that bad. I wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for the two-year-old in my house, but I enjoyed it. Chris Rock had the best line, towards the end of the movie.


24 posted on 11/11/2007 6:55:47 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: tobyhill

Redford’s okay. He may be a goofball liberal, but at least he’s not sneeringly mean about it, as far as I know. One thing that makes me wince, though, is all the plastic surgery - - he looks totally different than he used to look. And the hair that looks like a 20-year old’s? - - let it gray, Bob. Just let it gray.


25 posted on 11/11/2007 7:01:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: sportutegrl

It’s not bad.

“Who are these bee-ple?” :)


26 posted on 11/11/2007 7:04:26 PM PST by raccoonradio (Boston Red Sox: 2007 World Champions)
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To: willk

Zackley! If’n yur smart like Redford, Streep, and Cruise, you like this movee, and vice versa. If’n you hate this movee, like mos’ Murkens, well, yur jus too stoopid to...uh, whas the word I’m lookin’ fer?...oh, yeah, think.


27 posted on 11/11/2007 7:16:38 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad (Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Viking Kitties!)
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To: ReluctantDragon

For the same reason that drives the habitual release of violent, debasing movies just in time for Christmas.


28 posted on 11/11/2007 7:30:33 PM PST by Elsiejay (,)
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To: manic4organic

Or on the net right now...you just have to block the porn pop ups.


29 posted on 11/11/2007 8:20:36 PM PST by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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