Monthly Archives: May 2015

Clooney`s Preachy `Tomorrowland` Tanks at the Box Office

Despite the fact that Disney’s latest film “Tomorrowland” cost $190 million to make, was cleverly marketed, had a coveted Memorial Day weekend release date, and counts among its cast members major A-lister George Clooney, the environmentally correct movie has turned out to be a debut dud.

Falling far short of its Hollywood expectations, the film managed to garner only $33 million in its three-day opening and disappointedly took in a lower than expected $40 million over the four-day holiday span, barely edging out “Pitch Perfect 2” in its second high-note week.

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Savvy Marketing Helps `Pitch Perfect 2` Drown Out `Mad Max`

This weekend’s box-office results have sent shock waves through Tinseltown, with “Pitch Perfect 2” bringing in an unexpected $70 million plus in ticket sales.

Not only did the a capella face-off film eclipse the big budget action movie “Mad Max: Fury Road,” it also became the first film to unseat the superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“Pitch Perfect 2” made record-breaking news as well for having the largest take for a cinematic musical opening and the biggest debut weekend for a first time feature film director, in this instance, Elizabeth Banks.

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Natalie Portman to Star in Hollywood Biopic on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Despite the times in which our country finds herself, it is somewhat mystifying that an individual, who has used the highest of judicial posts to further radical abortion views, shares perspectives held by high profile ill-famed eugenicists, and has conveyed negative statements regarding the U.S. Constitution, holds a seat on the High Court bench.

Equally mystifying is that such an individual would be the honored subject of a major upcoming Hollywood biopic, but it is true. The life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who Forbes once named as among the “100 Most Powerful Women,” will evidently be immortalized on film.

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Hollywood Loses Faith but Finds Religion

In a media world that has largely become more and more antagonistic toward religion, an interesting trend appears to be emerging in the entertainment business.

A number of films, some of which are currently in various stages of production, contain content that is appealing to faith-oriented individuals, particularly those who are committed to Christianity.

Entertainment industry studios have been witness to the high profit margins experienced by faith-based movie fare such as “Son of God,” “Heaven Is for Real,” and “God’s Not Dead,” all of which exceeded expectations last year.

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