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"Fair Game", Plame movie, a bomb.
Box Office Mojo ^ | 11/26/10 | None

Posted on 11/26/2010 1:27:31 PM PST by Lazlo in PA

A movie that cost 22 million to produce has grossed a 9.3 million world wide after 4 weeks in theater.

(Excerpt) Read more at boxofficemojo.com ...


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Hehehehe.

Even Libs aren't going out to see it.

1 posted on 11/26/2010 1:27:35 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

Who?


2 posted on 11/26/2010 1:28:48 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s on the arthouse circuit. 8 million with less than 400 theaters is pretty good. It’ll probably turn a profit, arthouse movies are different, they don’t rely on the big opener, they rely on the long burn while slowly moving around the country, it probably won’t even hit places like Tucson until March.


3 posted on 11/26/2010 1:31:11 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL...awwww to bad for Sean Penhead.


4 posted on 11/26/2010 1:31:38 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL. Another liberal failure.
I saw a trailer for this movie before I saw the film “RED”. The trailer even stunk, and I knew the movie was pure BS just like the actual MSM spin on that non-story(she was not an unknown covert super secret spy, everyone knew her and what her job was).

“RED” is a fun movie, BTW.


5 posted on 11/26/2010 1:32:11 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (We reserve the right to live.-B.Netanyahu)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Everytime I hear that Valerie Plame had her “cover broken” I want to gag. She wasn’t undercover in any way, shape or form. I’m glad this leftist propaganda piece clunked at the box office.


6 posted on 11/26/2010 1:32:31 PM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Alvin Greene as the Democrats next nominee for President of the United States!)
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To: discostu

Does that still hold true? Or will they rely on DVD sales and liberal cable giants such as HBO plugging it constantly?


7 posted on 11/26/2010 1:34:13 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

This is not a movie in the conventional sense (entertainment). This is a left wing propoganda hit-piece.


8 posted on 11/26/2010 1:34:57 PM PST by umgud
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To: Lazlo in PA

This was never about the movie. This was about paying off Plame and her husband for making trouble for GW Bush. The book, the movie deal (a nice piece of change for the Plame-Wilsons for basically no work), the various options leading up to the movie deal, etc. Being a liberal “victim” is a very lucrative avocation for certain people.

The powers that be knew the movie would flop. They don’t care. Mission accomplished.


9 posted on 11/26/2010 1:40:26 PM PST by Argus
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To: Artemis Webb

I keep picturing her on the cover of Vanity Fair and thinking “How perfect.”


10 posted on 11/26/2010 1:40:51 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL! Eff Hollywood, Eff TV (all of TV) and Eff Sean Penn.

Wife, mother, spy. Paper pusher at the CIA getting side gigs for her idiot husband. These people are loathsome parasites on the backs of taxpayers.


11 posted on 11/26/2010 1:41:47 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Argus

Exactly. McCain’s daughter getting a book deal is another payoff.

The CIA has a lot of idiots. The spy who got busted (Aldrich Ames?) had a Jag and so did the Palmes. They acted like it was something special.


12 posted on 11/26/2010 1:44:28 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: IrishCatholic

DVD and HBO for arthouse is basically zero. Just compare this chart to the Girl Who charts (Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo, Girl Who Played with Fire, Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest), that series is one of the most successful in the arthouse history and they didn’t pull anywhere near what this movies done early in the run.

It’s important to understand there’s a couple different “versions” of the movie industry. Movies like this aren’t looking for money the same way a Harry Potter movie does, they aren’t going to open in 3000 theaters around the country playing in 6 2000 seat arenas in each location, they aren’t going to have 100 million dollar weekends. They at most make a couple hundred copies that meander their way around the country playing in theaters with 2 or 3 screen where the “big” room has 500 seats. It’s a very different revenue concept, none of that big launch, none of that 80/20 split on the first weekend, probably more than 4 months before the DVD comes out. 4 million domestic dollar in 3 weeks on the art circuit is a killing.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 1:46:47 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good. The previews were so blatantly political and laced with non-truths I couldn’t help shouting “YOU LIE!” at the screen.

Fortunately it was dark in the theater so I didn’t get tossed out.


14 posted on 11/26/2010 1:50:29 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Did the movie address the fact that every time her case went to court, it lost? Probably not.


15 posted on 11/26/2010 1:54:54 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I didn’t see the movie, thank goodness, just the previews.

But I’m sure it was about as historically accurate as Finding Nemo.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 1:56:40 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Argus

I guess the left decided they needed to pay off somebody later in the game. With most libgods of the moment they show up, get plenty of press, then fade away.


17 posted on 11/26/2010 1:58:49 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: discostu

This isn’t really an ARTHOUSE arthouse movie though. This is more like just a small release independent movie. For that, it’s doing well. But this isn’t a Jim Jarmusch movie with a bunch of no-names that won’t see a lot of play on HBO or a push for DVD sales. It’s got a name cast and in spite of its inherent lies, it’s got a high-concept storyline. I’d expect it to do a good bit of DVD business (what little is left these days) and get a bunch of play on the crap pay channels.


18 posted on 11/26/2010 2:00:05 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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19 posted on 11/26/2010 2:02:18 PM PST by Baynative (on to 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb
Everytime I hear that Valerie Plame had her “cover broken” I want to gag. She wasn’t undercover in any way, shape or form. I’m glad this leftist propaganda piece clunked at the box office.

I still wouldn't throw her out of bed (which is probably how she got the CIA job in the first place, thanks to Mr. Wilson).


20 posted on 11/26/2010 2:07:36 PM PST by montag813
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To: Argus
The powers that be knew the movie would flop. They don’t care. Mission accomplished.

It doesn't have to bomb, in the long run.(see post #3) These people have been doing this for a long time and know how to profit handsomely from their work. Don't be too surprised when this dreck someday appears as course material in the syllabus of a social studies class at a high school near you.

They do not really win unless they protect their dough, and collect some of ours as well. Any propaganda points are gravy, in my unworthy opinion. Ceement ponds and fancy eatin' tables cost money.

21 posted on 11/26/2010 2:09:41 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Small release indie and arthouse financially are the same thing. It’s got a name cast, but it’s not going to the big theaters. If you hang out at the arthouses enough you’ll see big name people in a lot of little movies that never get near the big theaters, they do those movies to convince themselves they’re not just in it for the money.


22 posted on 11/26/2010 2:14:04 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: discostu

True, but I would disagree about the DVD and HBO is all. Movies like that often see substantial business there.


23 posted on 11/26/2010 2:17:57 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I suppose within their own financial strata they do pretty solid in that realm. Like the rest of their revenue stream it’s all relative.


24 posted on 11/26/2010 2:19:37 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: discostu

“8 million with less than 400 theaters is pretty good.”

No, it isn’t. It’s true that art houses don’t rely on a big opening weekend, but they do rely on a steady build — and this movie isn’t building.

It needs to make fifty-four million to go into profit. They might eke it out eventually on Pay Per View, cable, and DVD... but it will be several years.


25 posted on 11/26/2010 2:24:09 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Blue Ink

...Let me add, this movie is a flop. There is no calculus whereby it is a financial success.

Now, in terms of propaganda... that you can even get this sort of thing MADE... that so many people are willing to lose so much money for a purpose other than making money (obviously)... well, that’s a different discussion.


26 posted on 11/26/2010 2:29:30 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Blue Ink

I think you need to look closer at the charts especially the daily, so far it looks like it’s building pretty solid. Each weekend in more theaters and making more money. We’ll know more Sunday when this weekend’s numbers are in, but even for the early parts (Wednesday and yesterday) it’s added more theaters AND the revenue per theater is up.


27 posted on 11/26/2010 2:29:38 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Face it, nobody cares about these posers but a few hardcore leftbots and DC jerkoffs. Ask the average American who Valerie Plame is, and then wait...
28 posted on 11/26/2010 2:30:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: discostu
Interesting enough but...nobody really cares about this "arthouse" crapola except the choir.
29 posted on 11/26/2010 2:34:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Lazlo in PA
Starring Sean Penn. Kiss of death.
30 posted on 11/26/2010 2:34:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

True. I’m just a fan of truth, even when it’s less than convenient for my politics, and the truth is within the scale of the type of movie it is and the type of release those movies get it’s actually doing VERY well. It’s not going to change the world of course, it’s just a movie, and just a movie that will at most be seen by 2 or 3 million people. But it ain’t a bomb.


31 posted on 11/26/2010 2:37:48 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: montag813
Oddly enough, this photo shows that Joe apparently threw her out of bed. Always thought that guy was a poofter.


32 posted on 11/26/2010 2:38:45 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

33 posted on 11/26/2010 2:43:08 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: umgud

Precisely why it will get an Academy Award nomination.


34 posted on 11/26/2010 2:53:30 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: discostu

“Fair Game” made $217,000 on Thanksgiving. Say it holds up like that all weekend — that’s still less than $900,000 over the biggest movie-going four-day weekend till Christmas.

It cost $22 million to produce. Using the standard Hollywood matrix of one and a half times the budget back to earn a profit, it must hit $54 million to ever get in the black.

If 3 or even 4 million people see this movie around the world at ten bucks per, it still does not earn its money back. That is the definition of a bomb.

How do you see it ever earning out?


35 posted on 11/26/2010 3:03:59 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Lazlo in PA

Every time I see the trailer I just laugh. I can’t believe they tried to “sexy” it up like it was some life and death thriller of a story.

Honestly, the hubris and BS from the left is mind numbing.


36 posted on 11/26/2010 3:05:56 PM PST by Jvette
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To: Lazlo in PA

Of course it did. It’s Bull Sh..!


37 posted on 11/26/2010 3:13:07 PM PST by FTJM
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To: TheConservativeParty
“RED” is a fun movie, BTW.

Glad to hear you say that. I was thinking of seeing it tomorrow.

38 posted on 11/26/2010 3:22:15 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Seven plus One

I meant flop in the technical sense - i.e., can be written off against studio overhead. Of course, as a production chief once explained to me, all movies make money. Just some make more than others, some make less. Creative accounting assures that most show up as a loss, so phony profit participants of various kinds get stiffed. All I meant was that the original point of this exercise for the liberal development execs who got the ball rolling was to pay off the Plames. I know this for a fact, actually. It happens all the time.


39 posted on 11/26/2010 3:29:06 PM PST by Argus
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To: Lazlo in PA

What? PennLaden ain’t packing ‘em in? Maybe he should load some of his fans on that boat he sunk during in New Orleans during the Katrina aftermath and sail off into the sunset....and...

Fade to black.


40 posted on 11/26/2010 3:55:24 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Blue Ink

You’re failing to understand the difference in how arthouse movies work. This movie isn’t in a real national release, it’s only in 396 theaters. So it’s not necessarily going to peak this weekend. This isn’t like a big release, those need to hit hard and fast because their theater and screen counts just dwindle, every week out is less and less money. Arthouse movies meander around the country for months. Like I said earlier, this movie probably won’t even get to Tucson (where I live) until March, for us it’ll be new then.

Completely ignore the “standard Hollywood matrix”, this isn’t a Hollywood movie. Arthouse movies don’t slice up the revenues with the theater the same, they don’t spend as much on advertising, none of the math is the same. The math that counts is that this is the #1 revenue arthouse movie two weeks in a row, and looks like it’s going to hold the title for a third weekend. The fact that this arthouse movie actually managed to crack the top 10 is impressive.

Also remember that’s 3 to 4 million people in this country, and so far it’s doing matching revenue abroad. So if it pulls off $40 million in revenue here and continues its pattern that’ll be a total of $80 million. Even if the “standard Hollywood matrix” applied that would be +36 million dollars, not a bomb by any definition.


41 posted on 11/26/2010 4:05:55 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: PaleoBob

42 posted on 11/26/2010 4:08:30 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

“REDs” was a great movie. I am sure you’ll like it.
John Malkovitch did a superb job in his role.


43 posted on 11/26/2010 4:12:33 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (We reserve the right to live.-B.Netanyahu)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I saw Sean Penn bailing out his skiff at the time it happened. Even though I was very distressed about what was happening in New Orleans, I remember laughing my butt off over attention hog Penn’s troubles.


44 posted on 11/26/2010 4:14:49 PM PST by Ditter
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To: TheConservativeParty

Thanks!


45 posted on 11/26/2010 4:18:25 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: discostu

It’s another big lefty flop the only avenue left to make a dime is for all the lefty Pubic Librarians to buy a couple of copies.


46 posted on 11/26/2010 4:29:11 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: TheConservativeParty

Were you in the same theater as I was? Saw it, thought it stunk, loved RED.


47 posted on 11/26/2010 4:46:51 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Seven plus One

Dollars to doughnuts it will still be nominated for Best Picture.


48 posted on 11/26/2010 4:51:28 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Lazlo in PA
In other news, has-been rocker Pete Burns told the plastic surgeon to make him look "just like Cher".


49 posted on 11/26/2010 4:55:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GAB-1955

If you read my 2 posts again, you will see I was giving “REDs” a favorable review, and I did not and never will see the Plame movie.

We agree that “REDs” was a good movie.

My husband liked it, and I liked it, although I would have liked more explosions and gunfire.

: )


50 posted on 11/26/2010 4:59:57 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (We reserve the right to live.-B.Netanyahu)
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