Skip to comments.Barbra Streisand's 'Guilt Trip' Stalls: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Nabs Record Opening
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
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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.
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.
Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will steal all of Babs thunder because its rated PG13.
I’ll take two tickets please. Where do I send the check?
Her box office revenue isn’t the only thing she has that is sagging.
So what's she lookin like nowadays...Helen Thomas?
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
Perhaps. But if the trailers for that movie are its best scenes, it looks absolutely unwatchable and stupid.
I can’t imagine seeing any of those movies. Nothing but trash.
No rioting yet from the usual suspects? (re: Zero Dark Thirty)
I dunno. I have seen a lot of PG-13 movies these days that have content I wouldn’t want kids to see.
Its so weird that nobody wants to see America’s unfunniest saggy bitter shrew in a comedy.
I loved the Hurt Locker. I look forward to her new movie.
Perhaps Baraq could offer a bailout?
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.
"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.
The general consensus is that he’s had work done and looks bizarre.
Who the #ell PAYS to see her movies ANYWAY?
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?
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.
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”.
No,not *that* well.Newsmeat.com shows three contributions...all to Rats.
So sad .... I mean the picture of BS.