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'W' Tanks At Box Office
deadlinehollywooddaily.com ^ | 10/24/08 | deadlinehollywooddaily.com

Posted on 10/25/2008 3:50:48 PM PDT by paltz

There's been tremdous interest by the public in the box office fate of Oliver Stone's W. for its second weekend in release. Well, it ran out of steam. QED International/Lionsgate's Bush biopic sank 58% to No. 8 with $1.5 million Friday from 2,050 dates for what will probably be a $5.2M weekend. The $30M negative cost film should end up with $23M domestic box office gross by the end of its North American run. That means, with a $25M P&A investment and Lionsgate's distribution fees, the film won't recoup.


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KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollywood; losers; oliverstone
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1 posted on 10/25/2008 3:50:48 PM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz
There's been tremdous interest by the public in the box office fate of Oliver Stone's W.

Oh really? I must have missed that!

2 posted on 10/25/2008 3:52:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: paltz

How did an American Carol do?


3 posted on 10/25/2008 3:52:31 PM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: paltz
Oh my! And here I was thinking the American people just HATED W!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 10/25/2008 3:52:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: paltz
HEY, OLLIE STONE!


5 posted on 10/25/2008 3:53:05 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: paltz

If it hadn’t been for the theaters handing out ‘W’ tickets to customers who were seeing other movies it would have tanked in the first week!


6 posted on 10/25/2008 3:53:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Old Sarge

I sure do like her..


7 posted on 10/25/2008 3:53:54 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: paltz

Good. I figured this would happen. Another example of the left’s hate backfiring on them.


8 posted on 10/25/2008 3:54:12 PM PDT by unkus
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To: paltz

There’s been tremdous interest by the public in the box office fate of Oliver Stone’s W.

The author of the article spelled it tremdous, not paltz.


9 posted on 10/25/2008 3:54:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: paltz
'W' Tanks At Box Office

Dang I was hoping for Dubya commanding a tank division in front of Stone.

10 posted on 10/25/2008 3:54:39 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: paltz

Mission Accomplished.


11 posted on 10/25/2008 3:54:41 PM PDT by RichInOC ("You're doing a heck of a job, Ollie.")
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To: paltz
the film won't recoup

Good

12 posted on 10/25/2008 3:55:36 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: kcvl

“If it hadn’t been for the theaters handing out ‘W’ tickets to customers who were seeing other movies it would have tanked in the first week!”

Was ACORN doing that?

I had not heard that, did that really happen?


13 posted on 10/25/2008 3:55:47 PM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: paltz
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14 posted on 10/25/2008 3:56:08 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: paltz

“won’t recoup...”

haha!! they NEVER learn!!!!


15 posted on 10/25/2008 3:56:34 PM PDT by jackv
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To: kcvl

The promoted the hell out of it. Unfortunately, the most damage this film will do is overseas. Where does Hollywood think the world gets their negative ideas about America. FROM THEM. Hollywood does more harm in one year than GWBush could have done in a lifetime.


16 posted on 10/25/2008 3:57:12 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: paltz

Prejudices are expensive, eh, OStone?


17 posted on 10/25/2008 3:57:13 PM PDT by TimSkalaBim
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To: paltz
GW Bush is SO unpopular that people didn't want to even see him lampooned. (liberal spin)
18 posted on 10/25/2008 3:58:40 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: kcvl; All

They handed out free tickets to ‘W’?
How sad.
The movie will probably make a profit from overseas revenues.
My local movie theatre didn’t even show ‘W’, I’m happy to report.
But ‘Fireproof’ is still on. (which is a wholesome movie with a powerful positive message.)
I watched ‘American Carol’ a few weeks ago just to support the film and make a stand. It was silly, but I enjoyed to see liberals exposed in a humorous way.


19 posted on 10/25/2008 4:00:40 PM PDT by CaraM (Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens.)
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To: Kimmers
I had not heard that, did that really happen?

Yes, all over the country!

20 posted on 10/25/2008 4:04:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TimSkalaBim
Thank goodness Bush Derangement Syndrome is not infectious ~ you actually have to want to catch it to get it.

I do not feel sorry for Stone. He should go jump off a building or something high to deal with his grief.

21 posted on 10/25/2008 4:04:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: paltz

The comments to this “article” are really hillarious!

High School Musical III and Saw V are crushing “W” at the box-office. And nobody cares.

Hey, Oliver! Why don’t you just give up, man?!!!


22 posted on 10/25/2008 4:04:27 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: paltz

Hollywood fails to realize that the majority of Americans do not share their rabid seething hatred of George Bush.


23 posted on 10/25/2008 4:05:17 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: BallyBill

Well, DUH! “W” is just the newest in a long line of left-wing bombs. I think it’s up to least 9 or 10 now! Sure, “An American Carol” didn’t do that well either, but 0 for 1 is a lot better than 0 for 10!


24 posted on 10/25/2008 4:05:17 PM PDT by CPC24
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To: norraad

She seems incapable of taking a bad picture.


25 posted on 10/25/2008 4:05:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: CaraM
They handed out free tickets to ‘W’?

No, they gave out tickets from 'W' to people who bought tickets to other movies. Most people don't look at their movie tickets once they buy them except this time many people did and reported it on movie websites. A few people that I know said the same thing happened to them.

26 posted on 10/25/2008 4:06:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BallyBill
"GW Bush is SO unpopular that people didn't want to even see him lampooned. "

I want to see him vanish.

27 posted on 10/25/2008 4:07:12 PM PDT by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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To: Lawdoc

Lawdoc asks “How did an American Carol do?”

It fell off the top 10 and has only made 6 million and has a 25 million dollar budget. It looks like a bust too. I just don’t think people want to see politic movies when we have just lived through two years of straight politics in real life.


28 posted on 10/25/2008 4:09:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Afronaut
I want to see him vanish.

For all intensive purposes he has.

29 posted on 10/25/2008 4:10:06 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: paltz

No biggie, they are not into it for the money, just to push their leftist agenda.

Did you know Hollywood got a $300 million tax break in the bailout bill?


30 posted on 10/25/2008 4:10:06 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Afronaut

Though I have not always agreed with him, I appreciate his service to this country in keeping us free of attacks on the homeland. May he and Laura live and be well.


31 posted on 10/25/2008 4:10:54 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: paltz

neener, neener....


32 posted on 10/25/2008 4:11:14 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: paltz

bwaaaaaahahahahahaah!


33 posted on 10/25/2008 4:11:35 PM PDT by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: paltz

“...the film won’t recoup.”

Awwww, so sad.


34 posted on 10/25/2008 4:12:33 PM PDT by dbacks (I would rather be Sarah Palin than Para-Sailin'!)
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To: paltz

Maybe O-lover Stoned will petition the gubment for a “bailout” if his screed fails to bring in enough $$ at the box office to cover production costs. Perhaps the multi-million dollar actors will be willin to make a “patriotic sacrifice” of some of their booty to help Stoned out of the red.


35 posted on 10/25/2008 4:15:34 PM PDT by Chairman of the Bard
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To: paltz

People are soooooooo tired of the ‘Bush Derangement Syndrome’ perpetuated by the media and Hollyweird. Yawners.


36 posted on 10/25/2008 4:16:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: paltz

It is movies like these that make me wonder why any elected member of the GOP sides with Hollywood with regards to extending copyrights or any other copyright enforcement.


37 posted on 10/25/2008 4:17:15 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: paltz; All

Thats ok, this minor loss won’t hurt China much. They’ll just sell some more poison products to fund the next movie attacking our government.


38 posted on 10/25/2008 4:17:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama! - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: kcvl

Thats actually stealing money from the other films isn’t it?
I’d be pissed if I had made one of those other movies. I was told that theaters don’t make any of the gate and subsist on the snack bar. Anybody know if that is true?


39 posted on 10/25/2008 4:17:30 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: paltz

A liberal friend of mine and I both agree - who the hell wants to watch a movie about George Bush when you finally get a night out and are going to spend 50 bucks or so?


40 posted on 10/25/2008 4:18:56 PM PDT by Scarchin (nObama - Keep the change!)
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To: paltz

It may have tanked, but it will still win the Oscar. Hollywood loves it.


41 posted on 10/25/2008 4:18:59 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: paltz
'W' Tanks At Box Office

Good.

42 posted on 10/25/2008 4:19:17 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: skeeter
She seems incapable of taking a bad picture.

I said exactly the same thing earlier today. Poor Peggy Noonan, and Kathleen Whatsername, have to have posed shots. surgical tape, vasiline on the lenses. Wonder why they have a problem with the beauty that is Sarah?

43 posted on 10/25/2008 4:20:00 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: paltz

That thing is out already? Absolutely no surprise that it bombed.


44 posted on 10/25/2008 4:20:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hildy

it won’t do well overseas either because it doesn’t portray Bush as a diabolical fiend who plotted 911 and eats babies for breakfast.


45 posted on 10/25/2008 4:21:25 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: Bahbah

...the beauty that is Sarah, inner and outer,


46 posted on 10/25/2008 4:21:42 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Bahbah

Thats a question that answers itself.


47 posted on 10/25/2008 4:21:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: paltz
If the average American didn't know what the film was about, would he or she go to see a movie titled "W"?

Good grief, even "C" or "N' would have been better.

That was Oliver's first mistake and it was all downhill from there.

Leni

48 posted on 10/25/2008 4:22:14 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama's Moose is Cooked!)
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To: napscoordinator

I have a feeling ‘American Carol’ will do well on the DVD market.


49 posted on 10/25/2008 4:22:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: napscoordinator

American Carol was made by conservatives but not the kind of movie conservatives like to watch.


50 posted on 10/25/2008 4:23:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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