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'Knight And Day' Disappoints With $3.8M
Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | June 24, 2010 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 06/26/2010 7:15:48 AM PDT by C19fan

This is a failing grade for the 20th Century Fox film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on the first day of what will be its 5-day opening weekend. According to rival studios, a figure of $5+M would have been hopeful. But Fox announced just now that Knight and Day did only a nervous $3.8M. (Rival studios had it at $3.6M this morning "apparently not knowing that there was a data feed problem with one of the big circuits", Fox tells me.) "It's normally 5-times Wednesday for 5 days, but that's a number below even the most evil estimates," one rival studio exec emails me.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cruise; movies
Go away Maverick and take Diaz along with you.
1 posted on 06/26/2010 7:15:53 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Well, considering I have not even heard of this movie at all it is no surprise it is flopping. Have they even advertised it at all???


2 posted on 06/26/2010 7:18:59 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: C19fan

My impression from reviews and the previews is the movie is good and Cruise may have stopped boring people and gotten back to entertaining.

Big HOWEVER: from talking to my wife, daughter and others they all say they “don’t like Tom Cruise” and even though he looks young they all say he is “too old” for Cameron Diaz.

He has alienated a lot of people.


3 posted on 06/26/2010 7:21:23 AM PDT by Williams
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To: commish

I saw the preview and it looked pretty good. I am not a movie buff but the trailer made me want to see it.

I guess Cruise and Diaz don’t have the star power they used to have.


4 posted on 06/26/2010 7:21:36 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: commish

I have seen Maverick and Dipsy making a lot of “viral” type appearances on TV.


5 posted on 06/26/2010 7:21:51 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: commish

I have seen Maverick and Dipsy making a lot of “viral” type appearances on TV.


6 posted on 06/26/2010 7:21:51 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Williams

huh...Cruise is younger than me and I will never be too old for Cameron Diaz...;)


7 posted on 06/26/2010 7:25:00 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: truthandlife

When I saw the ads/trailer, I thought it looked good and wanted to see it...even though I can’t stand Tom Cruise and never could (horrible actor IMO). But the review said it started out strong and then quickly became weighed down and drawn out. Too bad. Won’t be seeing it - I hate tedious movies.


8 posted on 06/26/2010 7:26:30 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: C19fan

Toy Story3 best movie of the year,so far!


9 posted on 06/26/2010 7:26:32 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: commish


Have they even advertised it at all???

Plenty of TV ads, at least here in Mid-Missouri.
I suspect folks are just a bit tired of Cruise.


10 posted on 06/26/2010 7:27:14 AM PDT by VOA
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To: C19fan

Guess contractual photo ops with Stepford Katie didn’t hype the movie enough. ;)


11 posted on 06/26/2010 7:29:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: FrdmLvr

I think word of mouth travels a lot faster these days with email, Twitter, Facebook, blogs so if it is a stinker nobody wastes their money. Hollywood has to be a lot smarter these days than creating hype and good 2 minute trailers. Hollywood has to produce a good product (which is rare these days) in order for people to spend money.


12 posted on 06/26/2010 7:29:34 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: C19fan

I think it’s all the baggage they carry. Loud mouth activists, scientology nut, worn out their welcome, relationship-challenged, Bush-haters, insane couch-jumper... I think it just wears on the public after a while, and why go see a movie of people who rag on “corporations,” yet benefit from corporations and live so lavishly in our faces, yet chastise the rest of us for “raping” the rest of the world. I couldn’t be happier that their little movie is flopping. Yeah, it looks cool on the previews, but I’ll wait until it’s in the $3.00 bin before I ever see it.


13 posted on 06/26/2010 7:29:58 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Williams

Agreed. The trailer looks good but Cruise has turned off many of his fans because of his outlandish comments, beliefs and behaviors. Cruise, at 48, is only 10 years older than 38 year old Diaz so there’s not that much of an age difference. Maybe people don’t want to believe she’s pushing 40.


14 posted on 06/26/2010 7:33:09 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: C19fan

I’d watch a Tom Cruise film - but not one with Diaz in.


15 posted on 06/26/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: commish

Never heard of it either.


16 posted on 06/26/2010 7:44:36 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: C19fan

$3.8M

At that rate, it will probably be on Netflix in a couple of months.

I can wait.


17 posted on 06/26/2010 7:45:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: C19fan

Heard good reviews from conservative reviewers.

If not liking actors inhibits your viewing, fine.


18 posted on 06/26/2010 7:47:26 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: C19fan

Might be worth a reminder. The Tom Cruise Scientology video. Five and a half million views. Lots of lost ticket sales there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFBZ_uAbxS0


19 posted on 06/26/2010 7:49:19 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Williams
Big HOWEVER: from talking to my wife, daughter and others they all say they “don’t like Tom Cruise” and even though he looks young they all say he is “too old” for Cameron Diaz.

Cruise is 47, Diaz is 37, a ten year difference, which is not such a big difference at that age.

20 posted on 06/26/2010 7:49:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: agere_contra
Diaz is into that commie-chique look.


21 posted on 06/26/2010 7:49:38 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

Ooook..nice camera bag, with yer big ol communist china star.


22 posted on 06/26/2010 8:00:15 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Kirkwood
Not to mention the fact that the Cruises allow a three-year-old to wear high heels just like any other normal American family.

Tom and his wife are a weird-acting, spacy-looking couple that I don't care to enable with any ticket-buying at the movie theater.

Leni

23 posted on 06/26/2010 8:01:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Magnum44

Just my opinion on Diaz, but your eyes might be failing you!

=)


24 posted on 06/26/2010 8:07:04 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Kirkwood

She looks like Hanoi Jane there. Wonder what that writing says below the star.


25 posted on 06/26/2010 8:23:27 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: C19fan

This one will be in the bargain bins by Halloween.


26 posted on 06/26/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: swatbuznik
I think it just wears on the public after a while, and why go see a movie of people who rag on “corporations,” yet benefit from corporations and live so lavishly in our faces, yet chastise the rest of us for “raping” the rest of the world.

Well put. I especially hate the ones who carp on environmentalism and energy, and then make these monster movies that left a carbon-footprint during the filming and production process that Godzilla couldn't compete with.

27 posted on 06/26/2010 8:35:44 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Williams

Dare one also think that Diaz’s recent babbling about how having sex with another woman does not make her a lesbian might also have something to do with it.

If neither one is straight, why would a majority straight audience care about their chemistry, relationship etc.?


28 posted on 06/26/2010 8:48:28 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: swatbuznik

29 posted on 06/26/2010 8:48:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Kirkwood

30 posted on 06/26/2010 8:51:56 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: C19fan

The movie execs who financed this movie are watching this very carefully in order to determine whether they will finance another Mission Impossible movie.


31 posted on 06/26/2010 8:52:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: C19fan

Saw this last night. Loved it.


32 posted on 06/26/2010 8:54:22 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

At a minumum eliminate guaranteed money and gross for Cruise.


33 posted on 06/26/2010 8:54:46 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: bgill

“’Serve the People’ an infamous political slogan of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong”


34 posted on 06/26/2010 8:55:19 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: C19fan
Will Tom ever come out of the closet?


35 posted on 06/26/2010 8:57:16 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: stinkerpot65

Really?!! The review I read (I mentioned earlier) that it started off good but stumbled in the second half. You don’t agree, then? My daughter and I were planning on seeing it till I read that review and then we changed our minds. We were really looking forward to seeing it, too. Now, I might change my mind back...I’ll base my decision on your answer! lol!


36 posted on 06/26/2010 11:25:50 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: C19fan

Best news I have heard in awhile.


37 posted on 06/26/2010 7:12:44 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (RUSH: Anything that Barney Frank and Chris Dodd get a standing Ovation on is not good for us)
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To: C19fan

That’s because Diaz is a skeeve and Tommy Girl is gay. No one likes imposters, even if they’re actors.


38 posted on 06/26/2010 7:14:55 PM PDT by rintense
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To: C19fan

I finally saw Valkyrie on cable, I thought Cruise was good in it, and it was a great film.


39 posted on 06/26/2010 7:19:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: newfreep

40 posted on 06/26/2010 7:19:52 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: dfwgator

The movie was fantastic, and Tom did a great job. But it gave the appearance of showing that there were “good nazis” as well as the normal “bad nazis,” so it was dead in the water.


41 posted on 06/26/2010 7:30:22 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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"I finally saw Valkyrie on cable, I thought Cruise was good in it, and it was a great film."

Me too. From all the flak it received when it came out, I thought it would suck mightily, but it was pretty okay.

42 posted on 06/26/2010 7:42:36 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: FrdmLvr

I don’t claim to have the most sophisticated taste, but my wife and I thought it was hilarious.


43 posted on 06/26/2010 10:02:59 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Williams

You couldn’t pay me to see anything with Cameron Ditz in it.


44 posted on 06/26/2010 10:07:51 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Kirkwood; VaRepublican; MinuteGal; bgill
Cameron Diaz is indeed a dumb ditz.

However to be fair, she did give a fairly contrite and honest apology after she was informed about the meaning and history of what was on that bag, and its impact on the country of Peru (where the picture was taken).

This of course doesn't absolve Diaz of other dumb statements, like the infamous "if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote" quote of 2004.

Disclaimer: I still think she's cute, even without makeup.

45 posted on 06/26/2010 10:08:13 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Kirkwood
I read on another thread, (that was pulled BTW), that Cameron Diaz spends her time searching the world for male chickens, (hint, hint).

I guess when that picture was taken she was searching for another thing that starts with a “C”, Commies...

46 posted on 06/26/2010 10:18:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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