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Box Office Flops For Tom Cruise’s ‘Rock Of Ages’
Deadline ^ | 6/15/12 | NIKKI FINKE

Posted on 06/16/2012 8:21:43 AM PDT by jimbo123

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New Line/Warner Bros’ Rock Of Ages (3,470 theaters) is falling to earth with a thud. Which Hollywood expected because the pic had been tracking poorly for weeks (and even went down at one point week to week). The studio felt the 1980s period piece was a hard sell to younger moviegoers. I suspect the problem was casting. Russell Brand has been repellant to moviegoers, while Tom Cruise as iconic rocker proved just too incredulous for audiences.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollyweird; hollywood; moviereview; rock; russellbrand; scientology; tomcruise; yeshesgay
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Hollyweird FAIL.
1 posted on 06/16/2012 8:21:52 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Tom Cruise being in the film for any reason is why I won’t see it.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 8:24:25 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: jimbo123

I might actually go see “Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer”. It might help me get my mind off “Barack Hussein Kardashian: Amerika Killer”


3 posted on 06/16/2012 8:24:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: jimbo123

They should have picked an actor under 50 years old.

Pour some splenda on me...


4 posted on 06/16/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123
There is only one Rock of Ages and I don't think Tom Cruise is in fellowship with Him.
5 posted on 06/16/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cripplecreek

I never got the whole Tom Cruise thing


6 posted on 06/16/2012 8:28:06 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jimbo123

We don’t watch movies starring “The Cruiser” no matter how good they’re purported to be. I suspect many others feel the same way.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 8:28:45 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: al baby

That’s a good thing. Suggest that you don’t dig any deeper either. Nothing good to learn there.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: jimbo123

South Park was right about Tom Cruise. enough said


9 posted on 06/16/2012 8:31:51 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: jimbo123

That’s great, cast Tom Cruise an 80s rocker? It’s really a role for him—25 years ago.


10 posted on 06/16/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: jimbo123

Maybe it’s weird enough to live on as an audience participation cult classic like Rocky Horror, lol.


11 posted on 06/16/2012 8:34:33 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: al baby
I never got the whole Tom Cruise thing

If you aren't a Scientologist, you might not get it.

Gooba gabba. It's a Hollyweird thing.

12 posted on 06/16/2012 8:34:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: youngidiot

I liked Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ,looks like Cruise got beat up real good and the other actors were alright


13 posted on 06/16/2012 8:35:25 AM PDT by molson209
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To: jimbo123
Tom Cruise as iconic rocker proved just too incredulous for audiences. >p>And yet we're not supposed to find this short and softly pretty man "too incredulous" to play Lee Child's 6'5" tall and imposing Marine combat trained Jack Reacher? Looks as if actual casting has given way to the purported "box office name."
14 posted on 06/16/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dorothy

I liked Cruise in “Minority Report.”
It was one damned scary movie.


15 posted on 06/16/2012 8:42:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: a fool in paradise

***Gooba gabba. It’s a Hollyweird thing. ***

Subtle hit to FREAKS.


16 posted on 06/16/2012 8:42:59 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

hit = hint.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 8:43:43 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: jimbo123

They expected something different to happen? America is starting to fall out of love with Hollyweird.


18 posted on 06/16/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: jimbo123
L. Ron Hubbard says "See this movie."
19 posted on 06/16/2012 8:45:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: jimbo123

Hollywood just keeps cranking out junk.


20 posted on 06/16/2012 8:47:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jimbo123

21 posted on 06/16/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: jimbo123

Less ticket sales, less donations to Obama/Pelosi. Less money for their destroy-America agenda. A good thing.


22 posted on 06/16/2012 8:55:01 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Perdogg

SOMEONE MUST photoshop the poster, add Barry`s face with your title:

’ Barack Obama: America Killer’

http://www.hollywoodoutbreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/abraham_lincoln_vampire_hunter_ver3-350x516.jpg


23 posted on 06/16/2012 8:58:21 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: jimbo123

The casting was odd, but I blame the title of the movie.

A bad title can kill a movie or television show.

That’s what killed Firefly and Terriers.

Only great publicity and a good show saved The Good Wife from being killed by the horrible name.

I thought it was a religious movie myself, until I saw some reviews.


24 posted on 06/16/2012 8:58:34 AM PDT by altura
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To: jimbo123

Guess we will see MI-12 soon.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 8:59:28 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: nhoward14

Same here. Just no interest in seeing that actor in anything.


26 posted on 06/16/2012 9:00:33 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
I thought this was actually a good role and Cruise was good enough in it that I couldn't figure out who it was though I recognized the actor.

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27 posted on 06/16/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: a fool in paradise
If you aren't a Scientologist, you might not get it.

In Xenu we trust!

28 posted on 06/16/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: jimbo123

When you have a 50+ year old being a “rocker” and a 60+ year guys with long hair thinking he’s eighteen - fail.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jimbo123
The Beach Boys have a new album out! When I last saw them in the 1980’s, they could barely make it up to the mikes (and the Oak Ridge Boys were tearing it up..) A friend went to a much more recent show, and not only did every band member have a backup artist to play their music, but most never even bothered to pretend to be playing or singing. Just sat on stage to collect their money, then shuffle off.

The premise of ‘taking a stroll down memory lane’ to the 1980’s with ‘stars that were relevant to that period’ looks ok on paper - such a formula might even have a shot at working. Then a marketing blitz for months and months - I've seen dozens of posters for this, malls virtually converted into Rock of Ages ‘shrines’, but, wow, I had no idea Tom Cruise was in the movie, that the movie was oriented towards the 1980’s rock set, etc.

If you had asked me what the movie was about, I'd say it was some sort of movie version of American Idol, and I wasn't going to see it. Now that I know more about it, eh, I've seen enough Tom Cruise for my lifetime. Tom Cruise as a rocker? Wait, did you NOT see Top Gun? Out of tune horrid singing? Are you NUTS???

So I just asked the wife, ‘who's in the movie?’ Russell Brand and some other big stars, don't remember who. ‘What's the movie about?’ 1980’s rock band getting back together and going on the road. ‘Do you want to see it?’ No.

My daughter: I don't know, some kind of old people movie, retro style and no.

So there you go. Russell Brand in some tight pants, some other people, about getting the band back together for one more go. Congratulations, Hollywood, on your multi-million dollar ad buy.

30 posted on 06/16/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: jimbo123

alec baldwin is enough to keep me away. he’s one of those actors who always seems to horn his way into what might be another wise tolerable film, kind of like woodyharrelson who ALWAYS plays a psychoticrightwingnut in whatever film he mooches off of


31 posted on 06/16/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: cripplecreek

Hah! Saw the trailer on tv and told hubby...isn’t he a little old for that?


32 posted on 06/16/2012 9:05:24 AM PDT by sheana
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To: jimbo123
I haven't seen the movie, but just from seeing the advertisements it looks like they took the (very good) musical that started off-broadway and totally ruined its feel. It is set in a small, dirty financially failing rock club with talented wannabes in the musical. It looks like Hollywood watched the movie version of “Tommy” (The Who) and thought what had been done was a GOOD idea. Blech.
33 posted on 06/16/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: kingu
A friend went to a much more recent show, and not only did every band member have a backup artist to play their music

Isn't there only one original Beach Boy still alive? That could explain having a "backup artist" play their instruments. ;-)

34 posted on 06/16/2012 9:06:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Tom Cruise will be our nation’s first Scientologist president.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 9:07:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: hattend

there be: brian w, mike love and al jardine (who dennis w described as “a man waiting for a bus”


36 posted on 06/16/2012 9:09:41 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: InvisibleChurch

You have to be pretty tolerant to see any movies so I try not to cross people off.

But Alec Baldwin, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, and that nasty little guy who played Milk, also tim robbins and his not wife... just some of those I will not go to see.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 9:09:57 AM PDT by altura
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To: hattend

There is one Wilson brother alive, Dennis and Carl are deceased.

Mike Love is an original member along with Brian Wilson. The other band members have been there a long time (and away a long time).

Glenn Campbell took over for Brian Wilson when he stopped touring in the mid-60s and also played on the albums. He is not involved in this tour as he is going through his own retirement tour with his kids.


38 posted on 06/16/2012 9:11:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise

but not the first homo president, sadly.


39 posted on 06/16/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: a fool in paradise

yes, glen was just here in central indiana. he suffers from alzheimers which is why he is touring for the final time


40 posted on 06/16/2012 9:12:46 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: nhoward14

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was great, one of the best movies of 2011.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I bet that movie would frighten Zimmerman now days.


42 posted on 06/16/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

“alec baldwin is enough to keep me away.”

I saw the Hunt for Red October. Loved it. Then Baldwin decided to become relevant on the political scene. No more Baldwin movies.

Figured I would give it another shot. Saw “The Departed.” It was excellent. Then Matt Damon opened his mouth.

Can’t these idiots just shut up and sing?


43 posted on 06/16/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: jimbo123

I knew this movie would be horrible when I saw the trailer recently before seeing “Snow White and The Huntsman”.

It’s really obvious just by seeing the trailer, that the only way I’d consider seeing Rock of Ages is if admission was free and they provided an airline barf bag.

That being said,,,I did like Snow White and The Huntsman and I can recommend it to fellow FReepers. My husband also liked the movie, but probably not quite as much as I did. The Evil Queen character was quite good. Too intense for little kids, but really good movie for 15 and uppers.


44 posted on 06/16/2012 9:14:48 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (My Governor's a JEDI, Wisconsin for the WIN ! June 5, 2012)
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To: sheana

I thought this was petty good.

(Language warning “rap music”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srH94OR1TbU


45 posted on 06/16/2012 9:15:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
L. Ron Hubbard says "See this movie."

It'll make a good double-feature with Battlefield Earth.


46 posted on 06/16/2012 9:15:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: jimbo123

He was a complete failure in the remake of War of the worlds as well. Probably the worst Sci-Fi Movie in recent times.


47 posted on 06/16/2012 9:16:52 AM PDT by Revel
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To: EQAndyBuzz

48 posted on 06/16/2012 9:18:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: dorothy

Cruise is tall enough to play an ompa lompa in WIlly wonka.

He is to short to be an action star and to much of a pretty boy to be a tough guy.


49 posted on 06/16/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT by Chainsawj (Looks like I have NOBODY to vote FOR, I'll just vote againest the dems.......AGAIN.)
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To: jimbo123

Hail Xenu!


50 posted on 06/16/2012 9:19:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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