Skip to comments.'Alice' leads box office, as 'Green Zone' flops
Posted on 03/14/2010 1:23:27 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
"Alice in Wonderland" tops worldwide box office
* "Green Zone" opens to weak $14.5 mln in North America
LOS ANGELES, March 14 (Reuters) - "Alice in Wonderland" raced to a $430 million haul at the worldwide box office on Sunday, while Matt Damon's new Iraq war conspiracy thriller "Green Zone" was one of the year's first big flops.
Director Tim Burton's 3D remake of "Alice" led the field for a second weekend after earning $138 million during the three days beginning on Friday, said distributor Walt Disney Co
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Most Americans are not going to pay to see something in the theater they can see free on the news. Also, we get enough anti American tripe on tv without having to go pay $20 for a pair of tickets to watch it again.
IMHO, only a total idiot would actually pay to watch anti-American propaganda.
How sweet it is.
Instead of Green Zone, they should have done a remake of Soylent Green. Either that or Logan’s Run.
Everything is a remake these days, so it would be competitive.
And prepared us for the coming passage (unwritten, no votes needed) of the National TAXING for HEALTH CARE bill.
“Rocco noted “Green Zone” did better than most other entries in the Iraq war genre, including Oscar best picture winner “The Hurt Locker,” which has earned about $16 million since June.”
Only in Hollywood can they think that they sucked a little less.
0bama, Attorney General “Al Qaeda 7” Holden, ex-Green Czar Van Jones, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, Louis Farrakhan, the Daily Koskids, Moveon.org crazies, etc, say “Hello”. To those vermin, “ Green Zone” represents what America is really like.
I was going to see thje Green Zone until I heard it has an anti-American message. I hear that crap all the time. I don’t go to the movies to hear it again.
Simple accounting seems to be out of the grasp of Hollywood-types as well. I read during Oscar week that the Hurt Locker had a production budget of $15 million, whereas "The Green Zone"'s production budget was over $100 million.
That's like one homeless guy telling another that he at least has a card box to sleep on in the freezing night. What matters here is that the movie may never recover it's costs, and they could end up taking a big loss on this vile piece of anti-American propaganda.
Damon’s HGH use maybe clouding his judgement?
Did I read that Damon is to be cast in a remake of True Grit? In what role I wonder? Mattie maybe?....Nah - Matie was much tougher than Matt Damon.
Disney to close Bob Zemeckis’ digital film studio, laying off hundreds
So the left continues to pump out those anti-American, anti-war pieces of PC tripe and it’s costing our Marxist friends a TON!!!! The BEST PICTURE of 2009 was a disaster at the box??!! Those stupid, ignorant Americans...they just don’t know what’s GOOD!!!
No doubt Damon played his role with all his heart and conviction.
In the interest of accuracy, I would point out that "The Hurt Locker" was more even handed than was Avatar, which will become one of the highest-grossing films of all time. I broke down and saw Hurt Locker this week. It wasn't bad, and the political undertones - to the extent that there were any - were very muted. Avatar, OTOH, is nothing but a leftist, anti-American, anti-Free Market, anti-Marine Corps love fest.
I'm afraid that they'll only lesson Hollywood will learn from these box-office debacles is that they must better disguise their movie's anti-American slant - or at least make the anti-American protagonist either a 10-foot tall aborigine, a vampire or a pirate as those are the only kinds of movies that seem to sell today.
FWIW .. I fell asleep during Alice in Wonderland.
It was one of the rare contemporary war films where the good guys were courageous American soldiers and the bad guys were barbaric Muslim jihadis. There were no scenes of U.S. soldiers committing war crimes, rapes or torture thrown in or a bunch of political dialog equating Bush with Hitler. It was just a simple, action-packed, nail-biting film showing America's best doing brave work while the Muslims were booby-trapping children.
It's a shame it flopped at the box office. We could use more Hurt Lockers.
Yeah, but you what what the dirty little secret is? Lefties really don’t go to movies as a rule. They just don’t. The reason being simply that Lefties are cheap. They wouldn’t waste the money. Hollywood doesn’t get this. This and the fact that the great majority of Americans ARE NOT anti-military and anti-US. and they(we) won’t waste the money or time either.
I whole heartedly agree with your assessment of “The Hurt Locker”. I watched it 2 months ago on Blu-Ray. I enjoyed it as there wasn’t much politics involved. Just good old fashioned intense entertainment. I liked it even more after what Katheryn Bigelow said with respect to the troops (twice)after she accepted the oscar for best director then best picture. Barbra Streisand had a real sourpuss look on her face when Bigelow mentioned the troops.
With him and Brolin in it, guaranteed it will be nothing remotely worthy to the original.
Iraq war conspiracy thriller “Green Zone” was one of the year’s first big flops.
Matt Damon made some unpopular comments a few months ago, didn’t he? Probably hurt his appeal at the box office. With the film’s liberal viewpoint also, no wonder it flopped.
Will their be anyone crazy enough or ugly enough to play Cindy Sheehan?? in the sequal???
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.