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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

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To: paltz

I think his film on Alexander the Great also tanked, and was probably a hundred times more difficult to make.
Probably lots more expensive too. Will he continue to find investors forever?


51 posted on 10/25/2008 4:23:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: nutmeg

Good news ping.

Not sure what “tremdous” means, however.


52 posted on 10/25/2008 4:24:00 PM PDT by Bigg Red (The only color on Obama that bothers me is the commie red color.)
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To: BallyBill

“Prejudices are expensive, eh, OStone?”

There’s the problem........I’ll bet that not only did Stone not lose on this project, but that he collected a hefty paycheck. The investors lost, sure.......but next time Ollie comes up with a “brilliant” idea for a left-wing loon-fest they will be lined up to invest again.....


53 posted on 10/25/2008 4:24:39 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: paltz

Some gal who works with me saw it and said it was the first movie she’s ever fallen asleep at. Said it was terrible.


54 posted on 10/25/2008 4:26:48 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Lawdoc
"How did an American Carol do?"

It's production budget was $20-million. Estimated domestic total as of October 23rd was only $6,900,000. Looks like it did not recoup it's production costs [yet]. I do plan on buying the DVD.

55 posted on 10/25/2008 4:27:43 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (I'm now considered a "Bitter Clinger" to my guns and religion.)
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To: Afronaut
I want to see him vanish.

I'd vote for him again if I could.

56 posted on 10/25/2008 4:30:52 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Old Sarge

He’ll probably do one on her next, with Tina Fey.


57 posted on 10/25/2008 4:33:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: jackv
I have a feeling that Oliver wont lose a dime of his own money on this. Just a hunch. Low life like him always use other peoples money.
58 posted on 10/25/2008 4:37:27 PM PDT by fish hawk (Atheism is a non-prophet organization)
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To: kcvl

Maybe they mean people like me that wanted to see it fail. Cue the Ha Ha guy.


59 posted on 10/25/2008 4:38:01 PM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: Belasarius

Theaters get a small cut 5% first week which generally increases 5% per week from the gate. However, they make most of the real $ on concessions, so high turnover hurts their ticket revenue. But, movies drop fast—so longer running movies don’t get concession goers. Vicious circle, studios make out like bandits.

At least that’s how it was in the mid 90’s. College job. Other comments about giving “half-stubs” are another common scam. Kid in the box-office keeps your money and doesn’t print out a new ticket, thus screwing the studio.

Other scams—at concession—work in a similar way...best not to think about that....


60 posted on 10/25/2008 4:38:18 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (Haider was a drunken, suicidial, sad, gay man. At least he lived up to his idol...)
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To: Natchez Hawk

I heard today that Oliver Stone is asking the US government to bail him out.

I would tell him to have Michael Moore give him some of his earnings from Farenhype 911.


61 posted on 10/25/2008 4:39:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

After “alexander” bombed he made the crowd-pleasing “patriotic” 9/11 movie. Maybe the studios will make him do something more palatable to people’s taste to cover his tab.


62 posted on 10/25/2008 4:44:16 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (Haider was a drunken, suicidial, sad, gay man. At least he lived up to his idol...)
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To: paltz

Think it tanked at the box office? Wait and see what is does in DVD! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Boom!


63 posted on 10/25/2008 4:45:26 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (PALIN/MCCAIN the real ticket!)
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To: paltz

too bad, so sad.....the Bush haters already have their minds made up and the rest of us sane people have no interest in this fictional account....ahhhh - I’m bored!


64 posted on 10/25/2008 4:45:56 PM PDT by BamaDi (John McCain /Sarah Palin - my choice for President /VP and the USA's only option!)
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To: Cementjungle
For all intensive purposes he has.

For all intents and purposes, he has.


65 posted on 10/25/2008 5:03:05 PM PDT by Nuhna di Abuv
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To: impeachedrapist; Afronaut

I too.


66 posted on 10/25/2008 5:07:04 PM PDT by Nuhna di Abuv
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To: paltz

Oliver Stone has something in common with quite a few Freepers these days. He was misled by his own political bias. Everybody hates Bush, as far as Stone knows, and everybody cares enormously about Bush’s many crimes and how he has disgraced the US in the eyes of the world.

Meanwhile in the ticket lines at the AMC and the Edwards and the Mann it turns out that folks would rather see something else this weekend. They don’t live in Oliver Stone’s world, which is an awful lot smaller than he thinks it is. And he’s not the only fool who doesn’t know he’s living in an echo chamber.


67 posted on 10/25/2008 5:15:24 PM PDT by SBprone
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To: KriegerGeist
Looks like it did not recoup it's production costs [yet]. I do plan on buying the DVD.

The rule of thumb in 'the business' is that break-even comes at three times production costs. So, AC is about 53 million below break-even at the moment. Hopefully it'll sell lots of DVD's, because there's virtually no foreign market for it.

68 posted on 10/25/2008 5:18:47 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Lancey Howard
I have a feeling ‘American Carol’ will do well on the DVD market.

I think your right, but I think W will too. I think Americans don't go to movies as much as they used to. It is actually annoying to go now a days. I went to see Eagle Eye and it was fairly packed (which most of these type of movies do well) and the guy two seats over was chomping his popcorn pretty loudly. What do you do? Tell him to stop eating the popcorn...it is just annoying!!!

69 posted on 10/25/2008 5:24:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: anniegetyourgun

Some trolls want to see him vanish but in reality we should kiss the ground he walks on. He gave us our National Security back and without that we have nothing.


70 posted on 10/25/2008 5:34:22 PM PDT by angcat ("FOR THE LOVE OF GOD" PRAY FOR MCCAIN/PALIN)
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To: sportutegrl; kcvl
Maybe they mean people like me that wanted to see it fail. Cue the Ha Ha guy.

That's what I was thinking. People who were interested in the fate of the film, not its content.

71 posted on 10/25/2008 5:34:50 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: paltz

I snuck in and watched 1 minute of it


72 posted on 10/25/2008 5:35:54 PM PDT by woofie
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To: impeachedrapist

I would, too!


73 posted on 10/25/2008 5:41:16 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: paltz

W’s fault!


74 posted on 10/25/2008 5:41:34 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: SolidWood

I saved every ad for W and then stuffed a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope from Planned Parenthood asking for a donation. LOL!


75 posted on 10/25/2008 5:41:48 PM PDT by pabianice (Inexplicable and infuriating.)
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To: Lawdoc
How did an American Carol do?

American Carol presents caricatures of Michael Moore and various other people, and makes it clear that the caricatures are real jerks. It does not, however, do a particularly good job of establishing that the caricatures have any relation to reality. Those who are familiar with Michael Moore will observe that many of Michael Malone's more obnoxious qualities in fact derive from the real Mr. Moore. On the other hand, those who would view Mr. Moore more charitably will simply regard Michael Malone's character a disrespectful spoof.

While I believe that An American Carol is probably more accurate than many of the "stupid W" things that have appeared over the years, in terms of form or substance it's really no different.

76 posted on 10/25/2008 5:41:48 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: paltz
I just saw "W" with my wife - my daughter works at a theater and gets us in gratis - I would not pay for it.

I found it to be a caricature of the players in the White House. Maybe I'm dense, but I could not figure out why the used music "Robin Hood" for some of the scenes. It seemed more fitting for an Obama movie (take from rich, give to poor).

It also points out that if Colin Powell was so much against the war (supposed lack of evidence regarding WMD), he should have had the stones, brains, and professionalism to resign rather than to have made the presentation at the UN.

Overall, a stupid movie where I wasted time I will never get back. The popcorn was good.

77 posted on 10/25/2008 5:42:06 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: paltz

I would liked to see Trace Adkins in “An American Carol” but it isn’t playing around here.

As for “W” it’s easy for me to understand why it wouldn’t have been popular in the area where we live. President Bush was here in Alexandria, LA this week and my daughter was one of the schoolchildren chosen to meet him. I somehow doubt that on the heels of such an honor, I would have taken her to the movies to see a picture which doesn’t sound particularly flattering to Bush.


78 posted on 10/25/2008 5:48:09 PM PDT by buickmackane (Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
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To: Nuhna di Abuv

oops...right.


79 posted on 10/25/2008 5:54:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: paltz

Who wpuld watch “W”? Anyone who likes him would not pay to see him disrespected, and anyone who hates him might watch a 3-minute skit on SNL, but wouldn’t subject themselves to a full-length movie on a caricature of Bush.


80 posted on 10/25/2008 6:06:38 PM PDT by informavoracious (Oust all incumbents.)
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To: paltz

Sounds like its going to lose 20-30 million between production and marketing. Great news.

Pray for W, McCuda and our Troops


81 posted on 10/25/2008 6:08:49 PM PDT by bray (Voting for Oblack is Racist)
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To: Hildy

“They promoted the hell out of it.”

But it looked so amazingly stupid on the ads. And yet, like it was trying to be not stupid. I wouldn’t want to go watch a film like this, even about someone I hated. Now, supposably it’s got a couple of good performances in it, and even manages to make Bush not unsympathetic. So, it must be a real hash.


82 posted on 10/25/2008 6:12:34 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - now backing McCain/Palin!)
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To: paltz

I don’t mind poking fun of the President, but this movie was terrible. I came in with high expectations and politics aside. My date fell asleep half way through this train wreck. The same 3-4 jokes repeated over and over.

The movie in a nutshell: the same leftist dribble we heard for 8 years with a few bad repeating jokes squeezed in whatever time was left over.

My leftist friends hated it as well. They couldn’t believe that it was getting 4-5 star reviews. It made of few of them more aware of MSM spin, however.


83 posted on 10/25/2008 8:21:50 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: paltz

I sure hope that movie kills what’s his name’s career.

Probably won’t. what a shame. that guy has done more to screw up this country than most. every film of his is the same die america die. I don’t need you smaltz.


84 posted on 10/25/2008 10:20:19 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: paltz

I’m a huge Bush fan, I saw “W” 2 nights ago, and I liked it.

It was exactly like his biography.


85 posted on 10/25/2008 11:39:24 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: paltz

What is ‘W’? I never heard of it.

JoMa


86 posted on 10/26/2008 7:24:17 AM PDT by joma89
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