Skip to comments.Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office
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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Matt Damon is a short twerp. He is getting more anti-American. Glad to see this movie tanking.
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.
“meaning it will be a major money loser.”
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.
Have you ever heard the saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity"?
I saw him in NYC.He look like he’s on a heavy regime of HGH.
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.
Irrelevant to my personal decisions.
Sounds like Tiger. I bet he is doing HGH. He will eventually pay is he is. He is a twerp.
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.
“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.
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.
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:
I wonder what the box office response would be if we showed an Iraq war hero story - maybe the siege of Fallujah?
I thought The Kingodm was a decent movie. I didn’t get the feeling it was anti-military.
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...).
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