Cheat-Seeking Missles

Monday, November 26, 2007

Anti-War Hollywood Update

It just dawned on my I've been terribly unfair to Redacted, Brian De Palma's strident anti-war flick. I last wrote that it opened 50th at the box office in limited release, but I never checked back to see how it's doing in broader release.

Guess what? There is no broader release.

On Box Office Mojo's rankings for the last weekend, the film simply does not appear at all. Box office oblivion.

But there is this expected fact: International box office is now almost 300 percent of U.S. box office for the film. Beware,though, because you can play statistical mischief with small numbers. The film's U.S. box office is a stunning stunted $25,628; it's global take is now at $71,968.

Adding insult to infantile anti-Americanism, the film's ranking among BOM's readers slipped from D- to F.

Meanwhile, the most successful of the anti-war films, Lions for Lambs, fell 61% over the previous week, dropping from 8th to 13th. Not even Redford, Streep and Cruise can keep this diatribe running for more than three weeks.

BOM readers gave it a D, by the way.

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