Another Anti-War Movie Tanks at the Box Office

Will they ever learn?Another anti-war movie is tanking at the box office. Overnights for Friday show the film "Stop Loss" garnering an anemic $1.4 million for a projected $4 million opening weekend. This despite a huge build up and massive ad campaign with great reviews from movie/war critics.Not one Iraq war movie has been anything close to a financial success. In fact, it is fair to say that every single anti-war film to date has lost its shirt: In the Valley of Elah (2007) - $6.8 million.Redacted (2007) - $.06 million.The Kingdom (2007) - $47.4 million.Rendition (2007) - $9.7 million.Lions for Lambs (2007) - $15 million.Home of the Brave (2006) - $.04 million.(HT: Cinematical)"The Kingdom" - a drama about the FBI investigating a terrorist attacks on Americans in Saudi Arabia - ended up getting about half its $80+ million budget back in receipts. It's actually an exciting film and doesn't even mention Iraq (although the last scene shows a...(Read Full Post)