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Barbra Streisand's 'Guilt Trip' Stalls: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Nabs Record Opening
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10:30 AM PST 12/20/2012 | by Pamela McClintock

Posted on 12/20/2012 2:20:43 PM PST by drewh

Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen's road-trip comedy The Guilt Trip debuted to an unimpressive $1.1 million at the North American box office on Wednesday as Streisand returned to the big screen in a lead role for the first time since The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996.

Box Office Report: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Soars in New York and Los Angeles

Guilt Trip came in No. 2 behind Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which took in $6.3 million for a six-day domestic cume of $106.5 million.

Wednesday's biggest headline was Kathryn Bigelow's controversial Osama bin Laden pic Zero Dark Thirty, which opened to a record-breaking $124,848 in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the top showing of all time for a limited release debuting on Wednesday outside of The Lion King. Sony is distributing the critically acclaimed film domestically.

Zero Dark Thirty, which expands nationwide Jan. 11, was No. 1 in all five theaters, including ACM Century City and the ArcLight Hollywood.

Paramount was anticipating a slow start for Guilt Trip, which is expected to post a five-day debut of $7 million to $8.5 million.

Box-office observers are waiting for the weekend before making any final pronouncements about Guilt Trip, but the comedy is facing several key challenges. Directed by Anne Fletcher, it only received a B- CinemaScore.

And two more studio comedies have yet to open -- Universal's R-rated This Is 40, directed by Judd Apatow and opening Friday, and Fox's Christmas Day entry Parental Guidance, rated PG. Guilt Trip is rated PG-13

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: brabrastreisand; bs; hollywoodreds; stuckinirack
Not so good for Babs!
1 posted on 12/20/2012 2:20:53 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Unfunny Girl.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 2:28:37 PM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101
Hollywierd is offically out of ideas.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 2:30:33 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

I can’t imagine why anybody would want to see that Streisand movie.

Actually, rather looking forward to ZDT, though. The Hurt Locker wasn’t bad at all.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 12/20/2012 2:39:43 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: drewh

Good. Maybe she and all the other Hollyweirdo libs will learn to keep their political positions to themselves. Americans who can afford movies ain’t payin’ for her crap.

Really also don’t wish to be trapped in a “gun free zone” movie theater.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 2:39:54 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: SnakeDoctor

Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will steal all of Babs thunder because its rated PG13.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 2:43:58 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
There's only one Barbra Streisand movie I'd pay to see: Nose Job, wherein Mike Tyson punches her in the nose.
7 posted on 12/20/2012 2:48:30 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I’ll take two tickets please. Where do I send the check?


8 posted on 12/20/2012 2:52:21 PM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: drewh

Her box office revenue isn’t the only thing she has that is sagging.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 3:02:48 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: drewh
Babs

So what's she lookin like nowadays...Helen Thomas?

10 posted on 12/20/2012 3:07:18 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: drewh

Awwwwwwwwwwwww poor Babs..maybe your comment about how you’ve never seen a Republican that you like came back and bit you in the ass..couldn’t have happened to a nicer person


11 posted on 12/20/2012 3:12:33 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh


12 posted on 12/20/2012 3:13:05 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Barbra
13 posted on 12/20/2012 3:19:12 PM PST by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: drewh
Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will steal all of Babs thunder because its rated PG13.

Perhaps. But if the trailers for that movie are its best scenes, it looks absolutely unwatchable and stupid.

14 posted on 12/20/2012 3:22:32 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: drewh

I can’t imagine seeing any of those movies. Nothing but trash.


15 posted on 12/20/2012 3:24:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

No rioting yet from the usual suspects? (re: Zero Dark Thirty)


16 posted on 12/20/2012 3:25:25 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: drewh; Morgana

I dunno. I have seen a lot of PG-13 movies these days that have content I wouldn’t want kids to see.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 3:26:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

Its so weird that nobody wants to see America’s unfunniest saggy bitter shrew in a comedy.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 3:29:09 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I loved the Hurt Locker. I look forward to her new movie.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 3:45:08 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America.)
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To: dead

Perhaps Baraq could offer a bailout?


20 posted on 12/20/2012 3:46:32 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Kathryn Bigelow hides her politics very well. Last time i checked in the archive forums, there was no consensus among Freepers if Hurt Locker was a liberal or pro-war movie.

Lib critics seems to hate it due to the waterboarding stuff so I’ll give it a look-see.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 4:08:29 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Lizavetta
"Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will steal all of Babs thunder because its rated PG13."

"Perhaps. But if the trailers for that movie are its best scenes, it looks absolutely unwatchable and stupid"

Good! I'm not the only one.

Billy Crystal's face looks weird in the trailers. Did he have a facelift?

He looks like a glans.

22 posted on 12/20/2012 4:14:47 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: boop

The general consensus is that he’s had work done and looks bizarre.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 4:30:11 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: GeronL

Dittos


24 posted on 12/20/2012 4:30:14 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: drewh
Streisand returned to the big screen in a lead role

If her movie tanks in theaters, wouldn't that have her in a "trailing role"?
25 posted on 12/20/2012 4:49:23 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: drewh

Who the #ell PAYS to see her movies ANYWAY?


26 posted on 12/20/2012 4:54:36 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: drewh

Pelousi called the film ‘dangerous’, that should get the masses to flock to the theater.

It’s an old trick used ‘back in the day’ when you wanted to promote a book, all you had to mention it was banned in Boston and it would become a best seller.

Does the movie make 0 look like a hero?


27 posted on 12/20/2012 5:00:01 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: drewh
Call me out of it, but there are a couple of actors I just cannot stand, and it has nothing to do with politics (although I'm sure they are lefties): Seth Rogan and Vince Vaughn.

The ONLY movie I saw Vaughn in that I could tolerate was one where he played an American who violated some laws in Malaya (I think) and ended up in prison there. He was quite good in that serious role. But in comedy, he is just always the same.

I did see "Trouble with the Curve," a standard, high-level Eastwood movie. Actually managed to tolerate Justin Timberlake in it.

28 posted on 12/20/2012 5:15:21 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: drewh

Good. Glad to hear the Barbra is laying an egg.

And I hope that Quentin Tarantino snuff film is DOA on Christmas Day. You know...the one starring the racist who bragged about getting to kill white people and called the Moron Occupier “Lord and Saviour”.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 5:18:36 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: drewh; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

30 posted on 12/20/2012 5:21:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: max americana
Kathryn Bigelow hides her politics very well.

No,not *that* well.Newsmeat.com shows three contributions...all to Rats.

31 posted on 12/20/2012 5:30:30 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: preacher

So sad .... I mean the picture of BS.


32 posted on 12/20/2012 7:05:33 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: jaz.357; Revolting cat!
Who the #ell PAYS to see her movies ANYWAY?

People...

33 posted on 12/21/2012 6:13:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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