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Obama’s America $6.2 million doesn’t mean anything

HollywoodNews.com: Oh my, another film explicitly targeting an undeserved niche did exceptional business almost exclusively with that niche. In a sane industry that would be called smart business, but the studios tend to treat it as a *shock* and write it off as a fluke. It was no[...]

Sarah Palin’s “The Undefeated” box office failure doesn’t mean a thing

HollywoodNews.com: However immature it may be, it can be fun to crow when your enemy fails. Thus we’ve had two weeks of various liberal bloggers jumping for joy at the financial under-performance of the Sarah Palin halo-agraphy The Undefeated. The film opened with $65,132 on ten screens for[...]

Michael Moore “should be ashamed” for “Fahrenheit 9/11” lawsuit

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It was a controversial documentary when it was released back in 2004. Nearly seven years later, “Fahrenheit 9/11” has filmmaker Michael Moore back in the news for negative reasons. The Oscar winner is suing Harvey and Bob Weinstein, claiming that the brothers used “Hollywood accounting tricks” to cheat[...]

“Jackass 3D” breaks several records with $50 million debut weekend

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: “Jackass 3-D” grossed a whopping $50 million in its debut weekend, setting several records and setting punditry tongues wagging in the process. First of all, the film bested the $48.1 million opening weekend for “Scary Movie 3” in 2003, taking the October opening weekend record. Second of[...]

‘Expendables’ explodes, ‘Eat Pray Love’ is bountiful, while ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ lacks ‘Game Genie.’

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Proving once again that films aimed at older audiences have theoretically stronger legs than those aimed at teens, ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ both had strong weekend multipliers and both performed at or above realistic expectations. With all the hub-bub regarding ‘the guy movie vs.[...]

‘The Expendables’ outdraws a strong ‘Eat Pray Love’ while ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ does cult geek business.

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: ‘The Expendables’ was number one in its first day of release, taking in $13.3 million. The Sly Stallone and friends ensemble looks heading for an opening weekend of around $35 million. Although the picture cost $82 million, distributor Lionsgate is only on the hook for[...]

Michael Moore on making ‘Capitalism’, capital, and social commentary

Michael Moore is one of the most important, and polarizing, figures in contemporary filmmaking. He helped turn documentaries into blockbuster business, and put politics front and center in his films. Previously, Moore tackled corporate greed, school shootings, 9/11, the Iraq war, and America’s healthcare system, offering plenty of powerful facts[...]