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Box Office Down; Anti-Obama 'Purge' Rules, 'Sex Tape' Bombs
Big Hollywood ^ | 7/19/2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 07/19/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT by markomalley

According to Nikki Finke the weekend box office is not only refusing to recover, it has slipped even further behind with a stunning 29% drop over last year. Despite all the industry happy talk around "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel opened well below where other under-performers have this summer and has no dropped 53% from last weekend.

"Dawn" will do fine, no question, but within the context of what this summer needs, it is nothing close to a savior, nor were this weekend's three wide releases. "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," and "Purge: Anarchy" offered a little something to everyone: families, couples, and action/horror lovers. Audiences, however, are not biting.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will come in first again this weekend. Even with a 53% drop (which is surprising for a very good film earning rave reviews and coasting on the goodwill of its predecessor), the sequel should gross somewhere around $34 million by Monday. This will put the two week take at $137 million.

The only real success story this weekend, though, is the micro-budgeted genre film "The Purge: Anarchy," which came in second. By Monday the sequel will have earned somewhere around $28 million. While not close to the $34 million its predecessor opened to last year, that's still a solid haul, especially during a year when micro-budgeted horror films have been flopping one after another.

"The Purge: Anarchy" is not only a fairly satisfying action picture, it is an absolutely brutal condemnation of Obama's and the Left's vision for America.

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


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollywood; moviereview; movies

1 posted on 07/19/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Guess folks are getting tired of sex, fags and anti heroes.


2 posted on 07/19/2014 8:11:43 AM PDT by formosa
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To: markomalley

I didn’t even know about Purge until now. Maybe the press has been ordered to do a blackout on it. On another note I did see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it was a pretty good movie.

I didn’t go to the movie theaters to see the first digital version, Rise of the Planet of the Apes” because I thought a movie with digital created characters wouldn’t be very good but one night it was on one of the channels while I was doing some chores around the house and started watching it and got sucked right in. It was actually very good and the realism was absolutely amazing (I hate the misuse of that word by youths btw).


3 posted on 07/19/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Have you seen the Lord of the Rings movies? Or The Hobbit movies?


4 posted on 07/19/2014 8:23:18 AM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: markomalley

After not going to the movies for a long while I went to see “America” a couple of weeks ago and already bought my ticket for tomorrow’s “Monty Python Live.”

Still don’t see much to get me back to the theaters like I used to. The Purge does look interesting.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: wastedyears

> Have you seen the Lord of the Rings movies? Or The Hobbit movies?

Yes. Liked the first 3. This last bunch is almost too much for a mere mortal to take in. Almost too much action all the time and way too much CG for me.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 8:27:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I never heard of the purge either. Sounds most interesting.


7 posted on 07/19/2014 8:28:15 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: markomalley

Some of us no likey dropping the greens on movies.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 8:28:44 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: markomalley
Something happened to Cameron Diaz after "Something about Mary" and she just looked like she'd been through hell and back and had scars to prove it.

She never seemed attractive to me after that stage, I don't know what happened to her. She was at her peak in "The Mask".

"Sex Tape" with Cameron Diaz? No thanks.

9 posted on 07/19/2014 8:35:02 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: markomalley

Purge is Anti-Obama? I have seen others screaming the exact opposite.. maybe its a Rorschach Movie...


10 posted on 07/19/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: jsanders2001

Rent the first Purge movie. The ending is the biggest indictment of class warfare I have ever seen in major motion picture.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 8:38:41 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: markomalley

“The Purge: Anarchy”....sounds like a much better dystopian take than Hunger games which I refuse to see, with a female hero (heroine). That is feminiznazi BS, the lite version for 0Bama era America. Only wimps go looking for female action heroes.... with some rare exceptions like Joan of Arc or a Golda Meir.

Women and men are supposed to look up to male heroes. I also never (rarely) vote for female judges unless I know for sure she is conservative or has some common sense, they rarely do


12 posted on 07/19/2014 8:40:01 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Paradox

There were some people saying that about the first one, but it wasn’t. The only way one could think that was if they watched the trailers and didn’t see the movie.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 8:40:56 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: formosa

And/or they can’t afford such luxuries as going out to the movies anymore.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: markomalley

As long as Hollywood has “the agenda” I will not buy a ticket. There are millions who agree.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 8:53:24 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: markomalley

It will be interesting to see how Persecuted does on its opening weekend. Gretchen Carlson (FNC) had a small role in it and was interviewing Fred Thompson (plays a priest) yesterday, but I was working and didn’t get to listen. I heard it has religious/Christian and 1st amendment rights overtones (e.g., not a lib film). I did hear Gretchen say than some of the “critics” reviews hadn’t been great, but IMHO most of them are libs, so probably wouldn’t give this a good review anyway (sex - good; religion - bad).

I normally don’t go to movies but want to see America and this one could be interesting.

Here’s what it’s about:
An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator’s proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1761005/


16 posted on 07/19/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Caipirabob

She’s not pretty at all. I attended a party in L.A. in March and she was in the other room. The only thing peeps were in agreement with was that her handlers should not have let her show up. Age caught up to her and it was so bad, guys were hitting on the hotter waiter girls.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 9:04:25 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: tflabo

I watch all the new movies online. If they are no good I just shut em down and haven’t lost a dime. I have a laptop hooked up to my big tv and it makes me happy. Haven’t been in a movie theatre is so many years I don’t remember the last time.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 9:08:42 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Caipirabob

Cameron Diaz is over forty and looks it despite best efforts. Hollywood isn’t kind. She may have to become a TV character if she wants to keep working. Her movie star days seem likely over.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: markomalley

I really like the first “The Purge”, but just really didn’t think the second one looked that great. I would not see Planet of the Apes...boring. Sex Tape looks funny but I just don’t have time to see it this weekend. The Summer box office is down but not particularly out. They had a few surprised hits.....The Fault in the Stars was supposed to make around 30 million total and now it is at 120 million. 22 Jump Street was not supposed to make the incredible amount it has. I saw both films and they each deserve every cent they have made.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 9:35:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Even America is a bomb this time. Last film made a ton. This one hasn’t even hit 10 million. A shame. But I did go to the last film 2016, but really don’t have much interest to see this one.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 9:37:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: Paradox

The first “Purge” movie was most definitely the opposite. The background info is that a second set of “founding fathers” have created a new America in which the “Purge” is a key component to control unemployment, eliminate the poor, lower welfare rates, etc. What is bizarre is that that people getting attacked are almost all white, middle class, college grad people.

I think the whole premise for the Purge films is less believable than talking apes shooting guns. . . and I’m not even going to see the new Planet of the Apes movie.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 9:58:57 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
10-12 years ago I went to several movies over a couple of months that, from the reviews and word of mouth, seemed they would be interesting. After the fourth time in a row of watching one for ̀̉ 6 minutes and getting a sinking feeling combined with "I paid xx dollars to spend x amount of time to watch this??" I pretty much stopped going to movies. Caveat: Car chases turn me off and so do most special effects. Both seem to be devices to fill a story and development void.
23 posted on 07/19/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: dennisw
Only wimps go looking for female action heroes....

If I see a 120lb Scarlet Johannson take out 5 200lb guys in hand to hand combat one more time, I'm gonna puke.

We are being force fed this crap by Hollywood for an agenda people.

24 posted on 07/19/2014 10:02:30 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Rapscallion
As long as Hollywood has “the agenda” I will not buy a ticket. There are millions who agree.

You got it. I pretty much only watch Korean and other Asian TV shows and films, these days. And even if Hollywood accidentally does something worthwhile, I would rather watch it at home on Netflix or Blu-ray.

Movie theaters are an anachronism - they won't die out, but their audiences will never be what they once were.

25 posted on 07/19/2014 10:03:57 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: markomalley

Meanwhile, the Friday estimates for America put it at about $10.25 million. So Dinesh D’Souza should easily be able to double his production budget for the next one. If he wants to.

I hope he puts out another one soon. Maybe he can sponsor other conservative filmmakers like Steve Laffey, who did the documentary Fixing America.


26 posted on 07/19/2014 10:19:12 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: markomalley
The reason box offices sales are down this year is because all the movies are crap. What happened to blockbusters being released in the Summer? All we got was tired rehashes of movies that weren't that great to begin with. The original Purge was OK-ish but pretty stupid. "Planet of the Apes" with Charlton Heston, originally released a fifty years ago or whatever, was just a step above a B movie, but none of the subsequent remakes have improved on it. "Planes" is just "Cars" in the air now they are on their 3rd sequel of that? Even kids get get sick of the same old same old after a while. Sex Tape? I don't even know where to start. The premise is idiotic, and the casting is worse.

What else do we have to look forward too? Hercules? Lets forget that there was already a "blockbuster, big budget" Hercules movie released 6 months ago, is anyone looking forward to yet another cinematic remake of a story that thousands of years old? Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes"? Another unoriginal rehash...wasn't Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton already in a similar movie?

The only movie on the horizon that looks somewhat interesting is "Lucy". Aside from the scientifically absurd "humans only use 10% of their brain" (Hollywood producers, Directors, and screenwriters apparently only use a tiny fraction of %10) it looks like it will be fun.

I can't think of a Summer with worse releases. They didn't even try with a 4th of July release which historically has been huge.

Edge of Tomorrow is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with Hollywood. They take an excellent book ("All you need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka) and literally rip everything good out of it. The "brothers in arms" war story? Gone. The Grizzled Sergeant passing on his wisdom? Gone. The budding romance story? Gone. The tragic love story? Gone. Sacrificing ones self for love? Gone. They ruin the books ending, main premise, main story arcs and then have the gall to cast Tom Cruise? They pulled out each and every stop to ruin this movie. Good work Follywood.

27 posted on 07/19/2014 10:29:12 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: chae

Saw it on TV.

It sux.


28 posted on 07/19/2014 10:37:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dennisw

How about Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the Alien series?


29 posted on 07/19/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: wastedyears

“How about Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the Alien series?”

Foe me she was a good/great/credible female action hero. But notice how her role was kind of androgynous. And not made good looking like the woman who is the star of the hunger games. Sigourney Weaver looked great but carried herself in a mannish way


30 posted on 07/19/2014 11:40:20 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

She’s trying to survive against an incredibly dangerous, sentient, intelligent alien species, which has multiple forms, and has a carrier that can turn a human into an incubator/host.

You do what you have to to survive; if that means turning off estrogen for a woman, so be it. I’ve never had any problems with her or how she did the role. Frankly, I think any other woman would’ve been incredibly bad at it.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 4:40:31 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: jsanders2001

My fiancé went to see Purge today... He said don’t waste your money, it want a good movie.


32 posted on 07/19/2014 7:53:05 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

> My fiancé went to see Purge today... He said don’t waste your money, it want a good movie.

Thanks for saving me about $30....lol


33 posted on 07/19/2014 9:02:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Wait until it goes to the dollar theatre :)


34 posted on 07/20/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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