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Hollywood’s Latest Bomb? ‘White House Down’ Struggling at the Box Office
Variety ^ | June 28, 2013

Posted on 06/29/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by SMGFan

Less than a month after Will Smith’s “After Earth” crashed at the box office, Sony finds itself in another predicament with Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.”

The $150 million action thriller, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, is the studio’s most expensive film of the summer but may debut as poorly as fourth place this weekend with a projected $27 million.

Not only are the early estimates soft for a project Sony bought in a record spec deal for $3 million in 2012, it’s actually worse than this year’s other White House thriller, “Olympus Has Fallen,” which opened to $30.8 million for FilmDistrict on a much smaller budget ($70 million).

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To: SMGFan

Thrillers and scifi are supposed to be tales which present the audience an altered reality.

The problem is that the White House has been deep in the sh*t for more than four years, with very little more that can be done, so these films are actually more in the vein of documentaries than anything else.

Disaster flicks aren’t any fun when the disaster has actually already occurred.


101 posted on 06/29/2013 10:46:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: napscoordinator

You’re not getting it and neither is Sony. Once a lot of us would have paid to see jamie foxx AND especially wil smith. Then we found out that jamie foxx is an effing racist, leftist scum, and wil smith is one of obama’s biggest bundlers, The hell with that.


102 posted on 06/29/2013 10:53:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Marie

Sounds like 7 days in May.


103 posted on 06/29/2013 11:12:24 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Hardraade

I heard its another remake of Die Hard without Bruse Willis. In this one Obama is a macho President (Ha ha) like the guy in Air Force One film long ago. He saves the day—Another Hollywood attempt to continue the Fantasy that Obama is a he man. too bad he isn’t—the actor playing Obama would be a better President than him! Bruce Willis would be a better President!


104 posted on 06/29/2013 11:13:46 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: LadyDoc

I said the same thing!


105 posted on 06/29/2013 11:13:54 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: napscoordinator
I don't think every Black person is Obama.
For reference here's a picture of Obama playing golf.


106 posted on 06/29/2013 11:24:57 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: GeronL

The oval office is destroyed every time zero enters...


107 posted on 06/30/2013 1:51:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: SMGFan

Foxx also said it was fun shooting white people (re Django movie)

Racist crap is not cute


108 posted on 06/30/2013 2:27:21 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SMGFan

All purchases are political. If the movie is made by a leftist or has a leftist message, I will not see it. America is in too much trouble today for me to voluntarily fund our enemies.


109 posted on 06/30/2013 4:22:38 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: shalom aleichem

I once saw Foxx being interviewed on BET by some pale-skinned, semi-black reporter. And Foxx was hitting on him, making all kinds of not-too-subtle comments about his looks. And I thought, “I didn’t know Jamie Foxx was gay.”


110 posted on 06/30/2013 4:23:15 AM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: noiseman

They do that frequently. Antz and A Bug’s Life came out around the same time.


111 posted on 06/30/2013 5:34:15 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: napscoordinator
Jamie Foxx was outstanding in the movie. Who cares what his politics are.

I actually do these days. I am tired of the propaganda against the right and no longer support those who are constantly telling me I am evil because I believe in the principles this country was founded on.

You go to a movie to enjoy it not worry about some politics.

I also have no wish to pay to watch my beliefs being trashed when the movie could have been made so all could enjoy. They made a choice to spew their propaganda I made a choice not to buy it.

Good grief. Conservatives never make movies but sure do complain. Oh that is right. They made the biggest bomb in the history of movie making. An American Carol.....I would go see anything compared to that crap. I want conservatives to make good movies. I really do....but they don’t have the ability too for some reason.

Good grief! If you want to go sit in a liberal propaganda eye candy movie go for it. It is not hard to imagine why we are sick to death of them and have no interest in seeing a liberal black egghead president pull out his hero suit and save the day against evil right wing fanatics.

Democrats good, republicans evil, DONE TO DEATH in Hollywood, and at this point is nothing but crappy propaganda from the left and has no basis in reality. It is not like we could not figure out the plot the first time a preview was shown for this movie and roll our eyes.

It is no wonder this movie bombed.

112 posted on 06/30/2013 5:51:34 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: SMGFan
So this weekend Despicable Me II will probably be number 1. I wonder how the Johnny Depp Lone Ranger remake will do? Two? Three? Worse?
113 posted on 06/30/2013 6:01:04 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: bkopto
Yes a black actor who gloats on national TV over his movie role of killing ALL the white people at a time when black on white racially motivated violence is epidemic compared to the reverse gets no flack. " I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?" But a Paula Deen who honestly admits that she used the N years ago is savaged. Never ever go to any movie where this racist scum, Jamie Foxx is in the script. And post these quotes of him gloating over killing white people in a movie script where ever possible.
114 posted on 06/30/2013 6:14:07 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: napscoordinator
Good grief. Conservatives never make movies but sure do complain. Oh that is right. They made the biggest bomb in the history of movie making. An American Carol.....I would go see anything compared to that crap. I want conservatives to make good movies. I really do....but they don’t have the ability too for some reason.

LOL! I forgot about American Carol. What a steaming pile. You see, conservatives don't get subtlety. They think anything with a conservative message has to be overtly labeled "conservative", thus polluting the message.

You are correct, of course. Conservatives openly mock anyone who gets a degree in anything to do with the arts, and then wonder why the arts don't represent their views.

115 posted on 06/30/2013 6:15:50 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hey FREEPERS, if you want to see a white President of the United States in entertainment, you should check out Scandal. It will be so great to see President Bush as the President of the United States in that show. It is heading into it’s third season in September. I am sure that you can catch up with the first two seasons on Amazon Instant Video. That should make you all happy!!!!!! lol.


116 posted on 06/30/2013 6:42:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

No, I just used the example to show how the media is portraying the movie. And you apparently have no way of dealing with that other than being an a-hole.


117 posted on 06/30/2013 6:48:59 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

I was just pointing out facts since I did see the movie. Pointing out facts always cause somebody to be rattled and call the other person an a$$hole. That is human nature.


118 posted on 06/30/2013 6:56:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Dumbass, I was the one pointing out the fact. I related what I saw in the interview. For some reason YOU took that personally. You are so thin skinned that you take offense at something that isn’t even about you. And you are an a-hole as you posts to people about this movie clearly show. And I am not the only one who has come to that correct conclusion.


119 posted on 06/30/2013 7:03:55 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: napscoordinator
Conservatives make bad movies? Seen anything Eastwood has done? Tom Selleck? Sure we can quibble on how conservative they are but at least they didn't vote for Obama.

How about Team America World Police, funny as hell movie. The South Park guys are supposedly Conservative Republicans.
I'm sure there are more examples, and of course there are closet Republicans in Hollywood.

120 posted on 06/30/2013 9:11:02 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: SMGFan

Jaime fox? = box office poison.


121 posted on 06/30/2013 9:16:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Marie

movies should come with a money back guarantee.

at least the ability to “jump” to a better movie.

This will be on dvd by the end of the month and in the bargain bin one week later.


122 posted on 06/30/2013 9:18:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DAC21

Tom Selleck should be handed money and carte blanch to reboot this fiasco. The writers and directors should have to publicly appologize and return all monees as well as make a 50 million donation to the sarah palin foundation.


123 posted on 06/30/2013 9:21:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SMGFan
Bunch of Evil Paramilitary White People going after the Black President.

I will not see any movie featuring me Jamie ("I get to kill all the white people, how cool is that") Foxx. Ever. Even the next Spider Man, where he plays Electro.

124 posted on 06/30/2013 9:24:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s not about whether the movie is good or not. It is the bigger message here...stop funding black racists and Hollywood hypocrites who make it their mission to brainwash the American people into thinking people like you and I are the enemy within and do everything in their power through social indoctrination on their tv channels and through their movies and media...to suppress people like the one’s here on FR and around the country...you know...the other 175 million who are painted as complete moronic lunatics by the likes of Jamie Foxx who is a devout racist and black radical.

Stop feeding the beast. You want to watch the movie? Wait for it on HBO if you have that. Supporting pictures by these scumbags at the theater’s just gives them reason to keep making more “right winger’s are evil” flicks.


125 posted on 06/30/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: bkopto

I would not watch it for free.


126 posted on 06/30/2013 9:34:57 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: SMGFan

BUMP!


127 posted on 06/30/2013 9:44:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: meyer

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


128 posted on 06/30/2013 9:45:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: napscoordinator
Conservatives never make movies but sure do complain.

Most of your posting shows you have a visceral hatred of Conservatives. Why are you on this site? What is your DUmp name? Your arrogance reveals your true nature.

129 posted on 06/30/2013 10:15:33 AM PDT by sand88
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To: funfan
Only if he gets it in the end.

I wonder who plays Larry Sinclair?

130 posted on 06/30/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: SMGFan

Good. I will NEVER watch another movie with Jamie Fuxx in it. He is a race obsessed, uh, racist. (sorry) With all of his success in Hollywood, he still feels the need to play the act of the the ungrateful angry black male. Keep it rill, Jamie.


131 posted on 06/30/2013 12:11:44 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Big Eared Brother is watching YOU)
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To: Captainpaintball

Google “Jamie Foxx” and “down low” and you’ll see why he needs to act like a militant.


132 posted on 06/30/2013 12:17:39 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: sand88

F-you. I have been on here longer than your drippy a$$. You have ZERO right to say a dang thing about me you freak.


133 posted on 06/30/2013 12:45:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: vladimir998
I am going to see it again with all 6 of my family members. Thank you for the opportunity to prove how good a movie it is. I loved it. Sorry it was too in depth for you. It must be tough to watch Sesame Street everyday and not be able to advance from that.
134 posted on 06/30/2013 12:47:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
They made the biggest bomb in the history of movie making. An American Carol.....I would go see anything compared to that crap.

Phew...yeah, that was a HORRIBLE movie. I think I turned it off before it was over, and I don't do that often.

This movie could be fun in the usual way that an Emmerich film is so bad it's good, but Jamie Foxx? He was hands-down the worst part of "Django Unchained" racist comments in the media aside. I also think he overestimated his heroic stature in the movie. Christoph Waltz acted circles around him and was most definitely the hero of the film. Tarantino had to kill him off and reboot the end of the movie in order to remind us that it wasn't called "Schultz Unchained."

Too bad the Jaime Foxx from "Ray" couldn't show up more often. He was great in that.

135 posted on 06/30/2013 12:50:24 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Christoph Waltz acted circles around him

I thought Christoph Waltz was great in Django Unchained. He did act circles around Jamie Foxx considering Christoph won the Oscar. I did not see Ray at all. I really don’t like Jamie Foxx myself but I did see White House Down because the movie looked great. I went and saw it and was happy that it was so good. My family went yesterday and want to go again today. I was not really up to it but after some of the smears I got today from FREEPERS no less, we are going. The thing about this movie is that you can take the entire family without fear of cursing and sex. Some FREEPERS don’t mind the cursing and sex but I am not taking my teenagers to a movie like that. That is why it is so nice to finally have a family movie out that does not involved a puppet or cartoon.


136 posted on 06/30/2013 1:00:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Dumbass, I don’t care if you see it again. I don’t care if you see it with 80 relatives. I don’t care if you think it is the most amazing movie of all time. I’m just telling you what the media is doing as shown in an interview with an actress from the film. For some reason, this simple fact is beyond your ability to understand. You’re a moron.


137 posted on 06/30/2013 1:03:22 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: irishjuggler
Partly a celebration of Obama, it's also a barely-disguised message directed at the sitting president, instructing him to peel off the president suit and unleash the hero within. '

Too bad there is no "there" there

138 posted on 06/30/2013 1:05:30 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: vladimir998

I am seeing it in your honor. You are the lone reason. Had you not been nasty then Jamie Foxx would not get another 100 dollars in his pocket. It is ALL YOUR FAULT!!!! Congratulations! Of course you will be too arrogant to believe such a thing or even believe it is your fault. Most self evolved people feel that way. I just hope that you get your soul in order before you pass away. I will pray for your though.


139 posted on 06/30/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: MaxMax
For reference here's a picture of Obama playing golf.

Obama wishes....

140 posted on 06/30/2013 1:16:16 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: napscoordinator
I was not really up to it but after some of the smears I got today from FREEPERS no less, we are going.

Hands down, the worst movie advice on the internet is here at FR, so I don't blame you.

141 posted on 06/30/2013 1:22:42 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: napscoordinator

Go ahead and see the movie. I don’t mind. If me calling you an a-hole - a term you deserved after the way you acted - will cause you to spend 100 bucks, that’s fine with me. I have even less regard for your cash then I do for your feelings, dumbass.

Also, thanks for the prayers, but most likely they are of little or no avail. Someone who is so self-absorbed and touchy as yourself most likely is in great need of serious soul searching. Remember, you started this. All I said was this:

“Actually it does have to do with Obama - that’s the line the media is quietly pushing. I saw an interview of the actress playing the president’s wife. The reporter started off with something like, “So, you’re playing Michelle Obama.” Those were the first words out of her mouth.”


142 posted on 06/30/2013 1:31:39 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SMGFan.


143 posted on 06/30/2013 9:08:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SMGFan

I really liked Jamie Foxx. Then he made that comment about race. Then last night on OWN channel he said he cares only about what people of color think about his movies. I won’t pay to see any of his movies ever again.


144 posted on 07/01/2013 8:44:39 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: napscoordinator

LOL temper huh? wow, so well spoken.. sorry to hurt your feelings.. :)


145 posted on 07/01/2013 10:10:26 AM PDT by sand88
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To: napscoordinator

I saw it as well and thought it was mediocre at best. Olympus Has Fallen was much better. On another note...I also saw World War Z and thought it was pretty good.


146 posted on 07/01/2013 10:36:49 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: sand88

Good Lord. I had to read what you were replying to. That dang hacker at it again. Lol. Sorry. I get passionate about my movies. I am conservative on everything except Hollywood. I love movies and can separate politics easily for movies. I am very sorry about that awful post !!!!!!


147 posted on 07/01/2013 10:39:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

That’s okay!! I wasn’t offended.... I just thought it was out there :)


148 posted on 07/01/2013 11:50:55 AM PDT by sand88
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