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Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office
NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 03/15/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson. The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted":

"Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million domestically and $9.7 million overseas.

It's the latest in a string of flops that include "Body of Lies," "The Kingdom" and "Stop-Loss." Even "The Hurt Locker," while not a major disappointment given its low budget, is the lowest- grossing best picture Oscar winner in recent history.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cheney; greenzone; hollywood; iraq; iraqwar; leftwingnuts; mattdamon; mediabias; movies; waroncheney
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Another leftwing BO disaster flick.
1 posted on 03/15/2010 9:51:53 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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Matt Damon is a short twerp. He is getting more anti-American. Glad to see this movie tanking.


2 posted on 03/15/2010 9:53:59 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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MaTt DaMoN


3 posted on 03/15/2010 9:54:38 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: PJ-Comix

There’s about 4 threads on this already. And I’ve stated in at least two, that I’ll never watch, rent or own any production that includes Matt Damon in its credits. Ever.

Nor will I patronize any flick that is remotely anti-American.


4 posted on 03/15/2010 9:54:47 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama: Hokus Pokus POTUS)
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“meaning it will be a major money loser.”
Excellent!


5 posted on 03/15/2010 9:57:48 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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I am surprised this movie is tanking. The TV spots make it look like Bourne IV. Maybe word got around in e-mails that this movie was anti-American? Or maybe Matt Damon has worn out his box office appeal because everybody knows he's a lib tool now?

I know a guy who went to see it. He's a republican, but has to see everything new. He found it disgusting and regretted the ticket purchase. And he saw Avatar 3 times.

6 posted on 03/15/2010 10:03:46 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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And I’ve stated in at least two, that I’ll never watch, rent or own any production that includes Matt Damon in its credits. Ever.

Have you ever heard the saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity"?

7 posted on 03/15/2010 10:05:09 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Frantzie

I saw him in NYC.He look like he’s on a heavy regime of HGH.


8 posted on 03/15/2010 10:05:12 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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I honor of the Government “Stimulus”, they need to get right on “Green Zone 2” immediately! Since Unemployment payments and food stamps are the very best thing to get an economy really going! (Pelosi)
9 posted on 03/15/2010 10:06:24 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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If it doesn’t in the end generate revenue, how can it be good publicity? There are people swearing never to see or rent another film that he’s in. That means they’ve lost that person for this actor and any work he’s in, forever - no money for sure from that person.

Entertainment is the kind of stuff people don’t care too much about since it’s disposable income. The people who vow not to see someone take it much more seriously and follow through NOT to spend money on certain films/actors than those who don’t care much one way or the other.

If it were true hollyweird wouldn’t be tanking so hard with lots of the crap they’re generating, if there was no such thing as bad publicity.


10 posted on 03/15/2010 10:11:07 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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Have you ever heard the saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity"?

Irrelevant to my personal decisions.

11 posted on 03/15/2010 10:11:50 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama: Hokus Pokus POTUS)
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Sounds like Tiger. I bet he is doing HGH. He will eventually pay is he is. He is a twerp.


12 posted on 03/15/2010 10:13:17 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

You expressed my thought. This is excellent news. I hope Hollywood continues to bankroll these types of films and the sooner the better. The quicker they spend money on this crap, the less they will have to make other crap.


13 posted on 03/15/2010 10:20:24 AM PDT by dominic flandry
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“The anti-military “Green Zone” has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office.”

Ha ha! Serves them right.


14 posted on 03/15/2010 10:23:15 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: bcsco
FR should have a group that will award new releases some kind of rating. Things to rate on a scale from 1 to 10 could be:

Anti-American

Anti-Military

Pro Socialism

Revisionist History

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

The Green Zone, for instance would be (10, 10, 10, 10, 10) with a minus 1000 for having a marxist buffoon like penn-head or mut damn-on involved anywhere.

Start and maintain a BLACKLIST OF THE THE PRODUCERS, by the way.

15 posted on 03/15/2010 10:28:17 AM PDT by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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GMTA
16 posted on 03/15/2010 10:32:44 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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I dunno - this review suggests the real outrage should be directed at Cheney, and somehow manages to mix it up with Catholicism, with Mark Shea’s approval:

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/green_zone_and_torture


17 posted on 03/15/2010 10:40:21 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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I wonder what the box office response would be if we showed an Iraq war hero story - maybe the siege of Fallujah?


18 posted on 03/15/2010 10:45:03 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (This tagline can beat up Sean Penn)
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I thought The Kingodm was a decent movie. I didn’t get the feeling it was anti-military.


19 posted on 03/15/2010 10:49:34 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: Huebolt
FR should have a group that will award new releases some kind of rating.

We do a pretty good job as it is. Someone posts a thread about a new movie, and those in the know give their 'take'. Works for me. The only problem is multiple threads (like we already have 5-6 on this movie already today...).

20 posted on 03/15/2010 10:51:57 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama: Hokus Pokus POTUS)
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