Skip to comments.Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson story 'Fair Game' failed at the box office
Posted on 03/29/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT by shortstop
'Fair game' a box-office flop
The movie Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame/Joseph Wilson affair, was in theaters and then it seemed to disappear. Any reason?
Poor ticket sales, basically.
Fair Game was a generally well-regarded movie (it got a good 79 percent favorable rating on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes) that starred big-name actors in Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. It was about CIA operative Valerie Plame (played by Watts) whose cover was blown in Bob Novak's widely read Washington Post political column.
The information was allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband, Joseph Wilson (played by Penn), who had written a column in the New York Times in 2003 that said the Bush administration distorted intelligence information to justify the invasion of Iraq.
The movie, based on books by both Plame and Wilson, opened Nov. 5 in 46 theaters. It drew a paltry $651,082 in the opening weekend. As a comparison, Watts' 2005 movie King Kong drew more than $50 million in its first weekend.
Fair Game's total domestic gross ticket sales were just $9,540,691, and it closed on Feb. 17 after being in theaters 15 weeks. Its foreign ticket sales totaled $13,004,731, and the combined total barely covered the movie's $22 million production budget.
It kept reminding people of the horrible Bush years when we had jobs.
Maybe a movie that told the truth would sell better.
The movie was about as true as an Obamaloon speech.
And Valerie Plame was - and is - a bimbo.
And her husband is even dumber than the loon, if that’s possible.
A couple of D.C. grifters!
That's some really great reporting.
For a propoganda film to break-even, that's actually pretty good. Probably better than its producers even expected.
Cue the HA-HA guy.
It failed because now a days people like to see their fairytales in 3D.
I dont reallly know this story, I wasnt really paying that much attention to world events like I do now. My point being the people who see this will consider it as truth and not know what really went on.
And while loons may be dumb, they sing beautifully.
FWIW, I saw Plame's hardcover book on sale at the local dollar store. I gave it a pass since rubber doorstops sell at the same store for a dollar, come in a pack of two and make less of a footprint.
Hollywood manufactures LEFTIST PROPAGANDA and then wants us to pay for it. No thanks.
Which was disproven.
allegedly leaked to Novak by White House officials to discredit her husband,
But you would believe from this story this is the historically viable theory of what happened. Maybe nobody went to the move because they knew is was just another Big Media lie fest.
Obviously fantasy yarns have saturated the movie viewing public’s options.
Marketing and Distribution puts it back into the red, although video may save it.
Sean Penn.... reason number 1 not to see the movie
I don’t go to the movies much. Once in the last ten years.
But if I did go it woulnd’t be to see anything Sean Penn was starring in.
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