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Movies suffer worst box-office slump in a decade (0BAMA 2016 MENTIONED)
REUTERS ^ | September 9, 2012 | By Lisa Richwine and Jill Serjeant

Posted on 09/10/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

(Reuters) - The North American box office hit a slump at the weekend, with top earner "The Possession" taking in less than $10 million and what could be the gloomiest overall haul since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. ----------------------------snip---------------------------

Among the few notable spots was the anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America." It boosted its cumulative total to more than $26 million to become the second-biggest political documentary since liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 anti-war indictment, "Fahrenheit 9/11." . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: movies

1 posted on 09/10/2012 12:15:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Even my lib girlfriend doesn’t have any desire to go to movies and she used to see 25 or 30 a year.

I almost never go on my own.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Four reasons not to go to the movies:

Expensive popcorn
Sticky floors
65 inch TVs with surround sound at home
Lousy movies


3 posted on 09/10/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We go to the movies regularly, and are choosy about what we see. We’ve been out of town for the last 3 weeks, but went to a mvoie Fri. night — 2016, Obama’s America. I was surprised that it was still playing because it opened the week we left town. I asked the ticket seller if it was popular, and he said that it was the biggest seller at that particular movie location. This is 3 weeks into its run.

I must say that there was nothing else playing that I would consider wasting my money on.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 12:23:34 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Just finished D'Souza's book, The Roots of Obama's Rage. Good read, thorough research, plausible conclusion. I will go see the movie!
5 posted on 09/10/2012 12:23:50 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Good News!


6 posted on 09/10/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Reason Five

Liberal Obama-Bot Actors


7 posted on 09/10/2012 12:25:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

End the Hollywood tax credits.

End the Hollywood Unions.

Then maybe those ‘stars’ would STFU. But not as long as they are getting paid, they won’t!

Start with Cher and Baldwin.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 12:28:33 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Good.

To hell with Hollyweird.

9 posted on 09/10/2012 12:30:27 PM PDT by RightWingNilla
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There’s a lull in between the end of the summer movie tent pole season and the horror season. There tend to be a lot of movies that have a poorly defined audience. The aren’t necessarily even bad movies, but nobody has any idea who will watch them (like Dredd in 2 weeks, me and the couple hundred other people in this country that like Dredd will see it, but 99% of Americans have never heard of it and it will flop). And of course it’s also a dumping ground for pure turkeys. Including the Resident Evil franchise, a bunch of movies that no one is willing to admit in public they watch but they keep making enough money to excuse another movie.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 12:31:58 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
You don't need to go to expensive hollyweird movies. I watch two or three short films a week on the internet and I am good.

Flicker
The Jettison of Jeremiah Johnston
W.O.W. 1

11 posted on 09/10/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: RightWingNilla

I refuse to support an industry the thinks I’m stupid and a racist. I will spend my entertainment dollars elsewhere.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 12:43:26 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I went to a giant 20 screen cineplex in the Twin Cities Friday night. The place was a ghost town. Of the numerous popcorn/candy stations there only two were open.

I felt very bad for the owners.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 12:44:22 PM PDT by DManA
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To: woodenickel

If you pay for movie tickets, you might as well just write out a check to the DNC.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 12:45:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Among the few notable spots was the anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America." It boosted its cumulative total to more than $26 million to become the second-biggest political documentary since liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 anti-war indictment, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

So just think how much better 2016 would have done if teachers forced their students to see it like happened with Michael Moore's cinematic droppings.

15 posted on 09/10/2012 12:47:23 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: dfwgator

This is one of the biggest reason why I choose not to go.


16 posted on 09/10/2012 12:55:02 PM PDT by funfan
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To: arrogantsob

Even my lib girlfriend

Man, God bless you!


17 posted on 09/10/2012 12:56:04 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I heard that it's not just this weekend, the box office for the entire summer is the worst in 20 years with the exception of 2016 Zero's America.

I will be at the opening of Atlas Shrugged, Part II, next month, but I don't think it'll help the Hollywood lefties much.

18 posted on 09/10/2012 12:56:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Yup...besides, who wants to subsidize Hollywood Liberal morons anyway?


19 posted on 09/10/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe, just as TV, they are all cr@p. Sex, gore, violence - perversion. Overpaid actors directed by overpaid directors and producers making junk products for TV and motion picture. I find myself watching the Hallmark and old movie channels. Liberalism slows and dulls the mind - no imagination.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I tend to watch foreign flicks more and more.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 1:02:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

I recently took another look at Paul Verhoeven’s 2006 Dutch film ‘Black Book’ again. It’s awesome. Ever see it? It beats the hell out of some of the schlock he had been reduced to making in America (Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Hollow Man).


22 posted on 09/10/2012 1:04:40 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Is it better than Verhoeven’s “Man of Orange”?


23 posted on 09/10/2012 1:06:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: arrogantsob
my lib girlfriend

Get out now! Pull the cord! Eject! Eject!

It may sound cruel, but we're only looking out for your back, buddy

The best thing I ever did in my life, bar none, was marry my beautiful, moral, conservative wife. 20 years and four kids later, I am happy, content, and have no regrets, which is more than I can say about my prior life.

24 posted on 09/10/2012 1:10:52 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Navy Patriot

Likewise and Bond after that to feed my addiction.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 1:11:11 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The last time I paid to see a film in a movie theater was 1993.

The film was a documentary called “Brother’s Keeper”.

Haven’t been to a movie since, and not expecting to enter a movie theater again in my life...


26 posted on 09/10/2012 1:12:16 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Brad from Tennessee
There are two movies coming out soon I consider "must-see" but even that will probably not get me to the theater. (I love my home theater system and I can wait till it comes out on DVD usually).

I might go see "Lincoln" at the theater but I already know I will buy a copy because Daniel Day Lewis is playing the lead and that makes it an instant classic (DDL has yet to fail me when he is in a lead role. the final scene of "There Will Be Blood" is one of the best performances I've ever had the pleasure to watch!)

The other movie I know I will buy, but probably won't go to the theater to see it is: "The Master". Philip Seymour Hoffman is another actor who never disappoints. "Capote" is astonishing and his portrayal of Gust in "Charlie Wilson's War" is flat out hilarious! Besides I can't wait to see a flick that sticks it in the eye of the Scientologists!

27 posted on 09/10/2012 1:15:29 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Navy Patriot

This summer is off about 200 million from last year, which was a peak, but at over 4 billion for the 5th year in a row is not the worst in 20 years by a long shot.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/seasonal/?chart=byseason&season=Summer&view=releasedate


28 posted on 09/10/2012 1:15:46 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: discostu

Thanks, I heard it on the radio yesterday morning and apparently didn’t catch it quite right.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Bitsy; arrogantsob

Yeah, in a “oh, you’re going west with a guy named Donner?” kinda way.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 1:35:18 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Navy Patriot

You probably caught it right, but they were probably lying, what people forget is that one of the first skills Hollywood ever developed was crying poverty. They’re really good at declaring everything horrible and themselves completely broke and every production in the red while hauling in 4.1 billion dollars domestically in 122 days.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: dfwgator

I’ve not seen ‘Soldier of Orange’ yet. I want to and some of the material conceived for that film but not included was later in Black Book.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Soldier of Orange was excellent, and featured a young Rutger Hauer.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I supported the movie industry. I saw 2016!


34 posted on 09/10/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: dfwgator

He was in a bunch of Verhoeven’s films. Including his first Anglophone feature (Flesh and Blood) which takes place in the 15th century and is utterly nasty!


35 posted on 09/10/2012 1:49:18 PM PDT by Borges
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To: ctdonath2

guy named Donner?” kinda way.

Didn’t see the movie but I think I know the movie, and Yep.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 1:49:18 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: downtownconservative

Just saw the movie this past weekend and thought it was excellent. Not overly dramatic and it was very factual.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 1:58:50 PM PDT by mia
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To: Road Glide
The last time I paid to see a film in a movie theater was 1993.

The last time I paid to see a film in a movie theater was the original JAWS.

38 posted on 09/10/2012 2:37:56 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Psalm 14. 1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, . . .)
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To: Navy Patriot

I plan to be at the opening night of Atlas II.

My wife who likes going to movies (I don’t any more) doesn’t care to go or to even watch part I.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 3:14:49 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We buy movies and watch them at home. We have many old movies, with some new ones.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 3:18:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Road Glide
The last time I paid to see a film in a movie theater was 1993.

The film was a documentary called “Brother’s Keeper”.

Haven’t been to a movie since, and not expecting to enter a movie theater again in my life...

A bit of a coincidence here. The last time I went to see a movie was in the same year. After that I began paying more and more attention to the make-up of Hollywood and decided to not subsidize those b******ds anymore, and I haven't.

41 posted on 09/10/2012 3:29:28 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Good on them. They don’t need conservative money. I saw 2016 and will definitely go see Clint’s new movie. The rest of Obama loving Hollywood can go bust and pay their high taxes for all I care.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: dfwgator
Soldier of Orange was excellent, and featured a young Rutger Hauer.

If you're a Rutger Hauer fan, don't ever, ever, and I mean ever.....watch Hobo With A Shotgun....

43 posted on 09/10/2012 3:36:42 PM PDT by Getsmart64
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To: OldPossum

Got ya beat.

The last time I actually went to a movie theater was to see Tim Burton’s “Batman” in 1989.

Now I’ve been in Stereo/Video all my life, so my home set up at that time was a HiFi VCR with a pro grade video monitor.

It was only that I was a Batman fan that I didn’t want to wait until the home version came out.

Most movies today are so bad, and my home gear bigger and better, that I have all the patience in the world.


44 posted on 09/10/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Among the few notable spots was the anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America." It boosted its cumulative total to more than $26 million to become the second-biggest political documentary since liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 anti-war indictment, "Fahrenheit 9/11." . . .

Why bother mastering the English language if you're going to go work for Reuters, right? 2016 is second TO Michael Moore, not second SINCE. It passed Al Gore last week.

45 posted on 09/10/2012 8:33:54 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
A bright spot on the horizon for movie theaters (and viewers)... digital films. It's NOT a cheap technology in the short run, but they save the costs of lugging heavy (and expensive to produce) canisters of film around the country so are a net savings over time.

The real advantage, though, is that you can change your lineup to dump the dogs and replace them with something, anything, that might make you some money. Double down on your blockbusters or switch to more kid-friendly fare during the matinee times. Why not show second-run movies (with cheaper ticket prices) to pull people in? They make their money on the snacks and every empty seat is lost revenue. I'd pay $2 a ticket AND buy their popcorn to see some of my old favorites up on the big screen. Star Wars (IV-VI)... you bet!

46 posted on 09/11/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by WileyC
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To: Rinnwald

God called my beautiful wife of 20 yrs home 15 yrs ago. I have been with my girl friend for 13 yrs now. She makes me happy even though we are very different. Don’t worry about me. I am an old fart and 23 yrs older than her but she loves me.


47 posted on 09/11/2012 10:12:17 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Bitsy

Thanks but I’m good.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 10:14:03 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Well, maybe you can be a good influence on her.

Stay true, friend.


49 posted on 09/11/2012 11:58:28 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald

Oh, I have.


50 posted on 09/11/2012 12:22:57 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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