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De Palma's anti-Iraq film flops

Brian De Palma's "Redacted" was a big hit at the festivals, praised by many leftist critics, and promoted by a fawning media. It still flopped at the box office. Richard Johnson reports for NYPost.com:


IT'S hard for Hollywood pacifists like Brian De Palma to capture the hearts and minds of America if Americans won't see their movies. While the public is staying away in droves from "Rendition," "Lions for Lambs" and "In the Valley of Elah," audiences are really avoiding "Redacted," De Palma's picture about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family.

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"Redacted" - which "could be the worst movie I've ever seen," said critic Michael Medved -took in just $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters, which means roughly 3,000 people saw it in the entire country.


Read the whole story at the link above.

Wow, only around 3000 paid tickets in the whole country? That's not very many . . . Apparently even those who would pay to see Michael Moore's fakedumentaries won't pony up for this dog.


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Comments (6)

Why pay to watch a shitty m... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

Why pay to watch a shitty movie when you can watch it on cable for free?

If they wanted to sell tickets maybe they should not have been airing it a couple weeks ago on HDNET.

There are much more people ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

There are much more people who love our country then those that hate it. It is just those that hate it have more access to the media. ww

dr lava: "Why pay to watch ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

dr lava: "Why pay to watch a shitty movie when you can watch it on cable for free?"

"for free?"?

You don't pay for your cable feed?

Americans by and large have... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Americans by and large have learned that most movies coming out of Hollywood have a liberal bias, some more so than others depending on who produced, directed and is 'starring' in it.

Audiences go to movies to be entertained, not brainwashed.

I think by "free" he meant ... (Below threshold)
Aog Author Profile Page:

I think by "free" he meant "zero marginal cost".

Think that's bad? "Lions fo... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Think that's bad? "Lions for Lambs" only made $757 per screen last weekend. That's maybe 95 people in a theatre of 200-300. Bad.

I say save your money and go see "No Country for Old Men". It WILL go down as a classic. Cohen Brothers make....the best...movies...ever.




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