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Shut Up and Sing: Movie Receipts $174,891 since opening 10/27/2006 (Dixie Chicks Bomb)
BoxOfficeMoJo.com ^ | 11/12/2006

Posted on 11/12/2006 11:47:36 AM PST by VA Voter

Shut Up and Sing $174,891 10/27/2006

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


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KEYWORDS: dixiechicks; haha; hahahahaha
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1 posted on 11/12/2006 11:47:38 AM PST by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter
Here...I'd like to be the first to say it...

FREE REPUBLIC'S FAULT!

2 posted on 11/12/2006 11:48:52 AM PST by Allegra (Help! I'm "Stuck in Iraq!" I KNEW I Should Have Studied Harder....)
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To: Allegra

Just beat me to that.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 11:49:38 AM PST by ShawTaylor
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To: VA Voter

I'm sure it will be nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe awards.


4 posted on 11/12/2006 11:50:19 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: VA Voter

Wow! It's tough to do worse than that.


5 posted on 11/12/2006 11:50:52 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Allegra

"Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" led by Free Republic!


6 posted on 11/12/2006 11:51:46 AM PST by CAWats
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To: Allegra

I'd get more thrills out of watching my grass grow than have to suffer through that tripe!
Their desperation is so pathetic.


7 posted on 11/12/2006 11:52:19 AM PST by derllak
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Of course. For their courage, etc.


8 posted on 11/12/2006 11:52:37 AM PST by CAWats
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To: VA Voter

If fat cat liberals bought millions of movie tickets but every theatre was empty, someone would notice... too bad for the chicks. Liberals with cash can usually make groups look popular -- even when they aren't...


9 posted on 11/12/2006 11:53:56 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they can't see straight - come up for air guys.)
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To: VA Voter

It's only in 9 theaters.


10 posted on 11/12/2006 11:54:47 AM PST by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: VA Voter

A big hit at the Sundance film festival.You know the place.It is where all the rich liberals go to evaluate movies.It is anti-American,so it may win.


11 posted on 11/12/2006 11:56:01 AM PST by xarmydog
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To: VA Voter

Couldn't happen to nicer people. sarcasm on


12 posted on 11/12/2006 11:57:11 AM PST by tob2 ( "I may not be perfect but I'm always me." Anon.)
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To: VA Voter

Dixie who?


13 posted on 11/12/2006 11:57:26 AM PST by oblomov (Join the FR Folding@Home Team (#36120) keyword: folding@home)
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To: xarmydog

Libs don't dig country music.

Unfortunately, for the Ditzy Chicks, they didn't think about that before alienating their base.


14 posted on 11/12/2006 11:57:32 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: VA Voter

Shut Up and Sing.

Seesh, they don't even have the imagination to come up with something of their own. That's from Laura Inghrams' book.


15 posted on 11/12/2006 11:57:39 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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To: Allegra

No amount of free plublicity will make Americans financially support Natalie Maines and the bird brain sisters.

They were pawns in a media war against conservatioves. Now that the election has passed, the are no longer useful idiots to the left (i.e. pawns). They are now just idiots who traded their popularity in for notoriety.


16 posted on 11/12/2006 11:57:48 AM PST by beansox
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To: beansox

Can you say box office poison. Even if I was a raving lefty I would find this topic boooring!


17 posted on 11/12/2006 11:59:54 AM PST by Mr. Right Now
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To: Allegra

FR YMB!


18 posted on 11/12/2006 12:01:32 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If a pug barks and no one is around to hear it... they hold a grudge for a long time!)
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To: VA Voter

Seems like somebody needed a tax write off really bad.


19 posted on 11/12/2006 12:01:48 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: VA Voter

YIKES!


20 posted on 11/12/2006 12:02:08 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad on The Red Cross.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I'm in favor of "Shut Up and Go Away".


22 posted on 11/12/2006 12:03:55 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Baynative
the concert date has been scrubbed for an RV Show.

"Natalie, you've been out-polled by a Winnebago!"

23 posted on 11/12/2006 12:05:21 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Lol! Me too...


24 posted on 11/12/2006 12:05:57 PM PST by ilovew (Rummy...the best Secretary of Defense ever.)
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To: Mr. Right Now

Nnot only are they box office poison, but they are also concert venue posion, radio poison, award show poison, etc etc. Its over for them. Its been over for them. The ONLY reason their album did as well as it did (a 60+% loss in revenue from pre-pandering to anti-american sentiment albums) is because Uunless the chicks continue to keep prostituing their art out to anti-american sentiment, there is no one left to buy that tripe.


25 posted on 11/12/2006 12:06:12 PM PST by beansox
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To: VA Voter
So sad that people aren't willing to pay to sit through a self-serving lengthy, whining, clinging advertisement for some women who weren't smart enough to discern their only stock in trade.
26 posted on 11/12/2006 12:06:23 PM PST by bannie
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To: tob2

Lesson Learned. Don't invest any money in the Chicklets. You will lose your a$$.


27 posted on 11/12/2006 12:08:03 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Baynative

They havnt sold out the venue here in Los Angeles either. One of the "soft rock" stations (Clear Channel owned 98.7 Star.....yes the same Clear Channel that they campaingn against) is giving thousands of tickets out and a chance to win Natalies Honda Prius. Natalie really drives a gas guzzling Range Rover...but the "prius" makes her look so much more "liberal" to the sheeple. I thought about trying to win it, just to set it on fire...mainly for the entertainment value of seeing her throw yet another angry tantrum. LOL~


28 posted on 11/12/2006 12:09:56 PM PST by beansox
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To: GOPJ

Not even the liberals care about the chicks. A Diner job for the chicks now. "Kiss my grits"


29 posted on 11/12/2006 12:10:00 PM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: VA Voter

Excellent news.


30 posted on 11/12/2006 12:14:24 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: VA Voter
It seems like an awful lot of money to me, especially when one thinks of all the starving people in the world. It's a comedy, right, like Borat?
31 posted on 11/12/2006 12:16:39 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Bush underestimated the Democrats ability to rewrite their history with MSM help.)
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To: VA Voter

Now this IS Bush's fault!


32 posted on 11/12/2006 12:17:17 PM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: VA Voter

"Shut Up and Sing "

I'd be happy if they just shut up.


33 posted on 11/12/2006 12:19:20 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: perez24

We refer to that as not do-dooing where you eat!!


34 posted on 11/12/2006 12:22:09 PM PST by xarmydog
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To: VA Voter

Looks like the documentary received death threats...THAT WERE FOLLOWED UP ON!! ROFLMAO!!!


35 posted on 11/12/2006 12:30:50 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY GUILIANI FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008)
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To: Hildy

Best one. :)


36 posted on 11/12/2006 12:36:49 PM PST by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter
Unfortunately, it's too early to call this a bomb. Here are some reasons:

* The "same day" box office is increasing from week to week. The movie actually seems to be gaining momentum;

* The marketing strategy seems to be the same as for "Bareback Mountain" -- a roll-out in a small number of theaters, while the "buzz" builds;

* As another poster mentioned -- it'll be popular at lefty film festivals. Awards mean more sales;

* The Mojo figures are for domestic sales only -- because of the anti-American (or at least anti-Bush) theme; this will be popular in foreign markets;

* Liberals will go to it because they're obligated -- or to "prove a point". Just like they went to BBM, the Gore fest on climate, and the stupid movie about electric cars;

* Limited theatrical release is a common strategy for developing a market for DVD sales (and Internet distribution);

* The Ditzy Chicks purport to be musicians -- they won't convert a bunch of urban liberals into C&W fans; but they can switch genres to pop. The movie will help them make that switch.

Too early for Schadenfreude.
37 posted on 11/12/2006 12:38:10 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: VA Voter

*smirk* *snort* Couldn't happen to more deserving folk. All bow to mighty Free Republic!!
[I'm saddened to know that somehow FR's power is not omnipotent. We neglected to get this last election to go our way....]


38 posted on 11/12/2006 12:39:38 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: CAWats

The Kennedy family will no doubt present them with a Profile in Courage award, like they did with the judge in Alabama who ordered the removal of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse.


39 posted on 11/12/2006 12:46:50 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Do what you love and the ridicule will follow.)
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To: VA Voter

This just proves that 90% of the US are Freepers ....


40 posted on 11/12/2006 12:54:36 PM PST by John Lenin (The most dangerous place for a child in America is indeed in its mother's womb)
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To: VA Voter
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41 posted on 11/12/2006 1:00:53 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I don't think liberals will feel obligated to go see it. They just won Congress, so their anger should subside and their attention be focused elsewhere. They don't need to support the Dixie Chicks anymore, and most of them hated the music anyway. I've said all along that their latest CD would debut at #1 with a quick falloff because it would be snapped up by fury-deluded liberals who thought that buying it would be a thumb-in-the-eye to President Bush, as if he pays the slightest attention to the CD sales charts. They would then use it as a drink coaster. But the next CD they release after that will tank badly because Bush will be gone or on the way out, the lib fury will have subsided, the free anti-Bush MSM publicity will be over, and their original audience will have told them to go to hell. (I've worked in radio, records and PR for 30 years, BTW).

A better way to look at the movie's success would be to check the daily per-screen averages. It peaked on the opening Saturday at $5,842 per screen. It fell during the following week to a low of $1,104, rose the next Saturday to $3,853, and during the following week fell to a low of $710. That is a quickly falling downward trend.

If it were building like "Brokeback Mountain," I'd expect the numbers to be going the other direction. For "Borat," they used the strategy of opening in 837 theaters then opening wider a week later. The first Saturday per-screen-average was $12,114, and the following Saturday, even after a week in theaters and expanding to over 2,500 screens, was still $4,482. That means it made over $10 million the first Saturday and over $11 million the second Saturday. Now, that's a hit.

42 posted on 11/12/2006 1:10:30 PM PST by HHFi
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To: Krankor

"It's only in 9 theaters."

That must be the same number of radio stations that still play their music.


43 posted on 11/12/2006 1:15:46 PM PST by billhilly
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To: VA Voter; Jim Robinson

I'm still waiting for my copy of The Memo!


;-P


44 posted on 11/12/2006 1:17:56 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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Well. African-Americans (95% dem voters) don't like country music. Nor do urban Jews(87% dems). Nor do Dearborinstan Arabs or Minnesota Somali immigrant Muslims(100% dems.) Nor do the hard leftists at the university faculty clubs.(98% dems.)

Country music fans are traditionally white, Christian and patriotic. When the Chicks trashed an American president before a foreign audience of smelly Eurotrash, what did they expect? Dim bulbs, really. Probably put up to it by the phony Eurotrash green-card hustling husband.
45 posted on 11/12/2006 1:21:43 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: VA Voter

The Dixie Chicks will be honored everywhere except at the box office. Countless leftist show biz groups will find ways to celebrate the "great talent" of the Dixie Chicks. But the rest of us, who know what they are, namely, traitors to the country and to the people who made them, will continue to turn away. It is as it should be.


46 posted on 11/12/2006 1:32:04 PM PST by Continental Soldier
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To: Balding_Eagle
Shut Up and Sing.
Seesh, they don't even have the imagination to come up with something of their own. That's from Laura Inghrams' book.

I'm guessing that Laura's book also made more money.

47 posted on 11/12/2006 1:59:46 PM PST by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: VA Voter

'Druther watch dung beetles wallowing around in a cow plop.


48 posted on 11/12/2006 2:03:36 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: beansox

You think that's bad? Wait'll they split that amount 3 ways!


49 posted on 11/12/2006 2:15:16 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: VA Voter

I didn't know there were that many DUers with money.


50 posted on 11/12/2006 2:23:43 PM PST by popdonnelly
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