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Julia Robert’s Movie Didn’t Do So Well. Julia Robert’s Movie Didn’t Do So Well.


Get it?  Do you get it?  I’m saying everything twice because Julia’s movie, Duplicity, tanked on its opening weekend.  Sigh…I make me laugh.

Here’s the deal:  Duplicity is probably a pretty good movie; it pulled in $14.4M.  But it’s where society is at right now.  We want senseless crap that requires as little processing as possible.  I think Dr. Phil calls the food version of this phenomenon Low Response Cost…vittles that you can mindlessly ingest.  Therefore, Duplicity was trumped by the #2 bromance flick, I Love You, Man which saw $18M in ticket sales.

Knowing was the number one movie of the weekend, pulling in $24.8M.  This film has to do with astrophysics and catastrophe avoidance.  Fuck, there goes that whole mindless fun theory.  Disproved once again.

Regardless of the reasons for Julia’s decline, what I really can never forgive or forget is Huffington Post’s headline regarding this week’s box office receipts:  Cage Creams Bromance And Julia Roberts.

Gross.  Gross.

1. “Knowing,” $24.8 million.

2. “I Love You, Man,” $18 million.

3. “Duplicity,” $14.4 million.

4. “Race to Witch Mountain,” $13 million.

5. “Watchmen,” $6.7 million.

6. “The Last House on the Left,” $5.9 million.

7. “Taken,” $4.1 million.

8. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $2.7 million.

9. “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail,” $2.5 million.

10. “Coraline,” $2.1 million.

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  • I saw Knowing last night and I thought it was good until the last part… I just didn’t like the whole alien thinguie

    • She has got to be the most self absorbed person on the planet. Sometimes she even makes herself sick.

  • she’s so over.

    she should pull a gwyneth and start a blog.

    it could be about how to steal another gals’ husband and still live with yourself.

    oh, and how to raise sheep on your big ranch in new mexico and make organic pb&j sandwiches and stuff.

  • And some where Vera is laughing her ass off at this wide assed bitch and her cranky old ho face.

    Vera and Bratt are laughing at you Julia.

    Now put on your big butt mom jeans and STFU!
    Not you Wendie, Julia. Wendie is much nicer assed than julia.

  • I can only speak for myself, but I have a daily maximum of tooth-viewing… and she’s well past it. I know she probably only has the normal amount, but why can I see them ALL?

    Clive Owen, I love you and I will continue to love you in spite of taking this role opposite Julia Roberts (which I will never see).

    • No, I’m pretty sure she’s actually like a shark, and has several rows of teeth. I’m no dentist (or marine biologist) but that’s my guess.

  • The spousal unit wanted to see the Julia Roberts movie this weekend. Much as I adore Clive Owen, I couldn’t bring myself to watch Miss Wide Smile Big Teeth for 90 minutes. We opted instead to see the Bromance movie, which was okay. They gayed up both male leads in it, which I guess made it more of a chick flick.
    Julia Roberts has been over since Mystic Pizza-well maybe since Pretty Woman-but I suspect that I liked her in that cause I got to look at Richard Gere the whole time…..

  • I went to Duplicity and I found the story line was all over and hard to follow. I was very disappointed :( I ended up walking out and seeing fired up!

  • I saw “I Love You Man” w a guy friend & we both thought it was hilarious. Jason Segel is amazing!

  • I’ve considered myself a Clive Owen fan for some time now. But after this, The International (which was even worse), and some other horrible move he was in, I’m afraid the three-strikes rule must come into play. No more Clive Owen movies. What happened to him?