Skip to comments.'W' Tanks At Box Office
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.
Oh really? I must have missed that!
How did an American Carol do?
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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!
I sure do like her..
Good. I figured this would happen. Another example of the left’s hate backfiring on them.
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.
Dang I was hoping for Dubya commanding a tank division in front of Stone.
“If it hadnt 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?
haha!! they NEVER learn!!!!
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.
Prejudices are expensive, eh, OStone?
They handed out free tickets to ‘W’?
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.
Yes, all over the country!
I do not feel sorry for Stone. He should go jump off a building or something high to deal with his grief.
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?!!!
Hollywood fails to realize that the majority of Americans do not share their rabid seething hatred of George Bush.
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!
She seems incapable of taking a bad picture.
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.
I want to see him vanish.
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.
For all intensive purposes he has.
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?
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.
“...the film won’t recoup.”
Awwww, so sad.
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.
People are soooooooo tired of the ‘Bush Derangement Syndrome’ perpetuated by the media and Hollyweird. Yawners.
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.
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.
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?
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?
It may have tanked, but it will still win the Oscar. Hollywood loves it.
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?
That thing is out already? Absolutely no surprise that it bombed.
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.
...the beauty that is Sarah, inner and outer,
Thats a question that answers itself.
Good grief, even "C" or "N' would have been better.
That was Oliver's first mistake and it was all downhill from there.
I have a feeling ‘American Carol’ will do well on the DVD market.
American Carol was made by conservatives but not the kind of movie conservatives like to watch.