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And low consumer confidence but moviegoers still showing up in droves a mess up holiday weekend for the box office with.
Eclipse the twilight series.
Pulling off what -- the best.
Openings ever and when I sat down with legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer we talked about what the box office says about the economy.
-- what is easily you know a lot of people and -- -- and then -- some Wall Street and who cover the economy.
Worry that we're talking ourselves into a double dip recession they're worried that you know we're getting too negative -- our psychology.
But you know we just had a great weekend for Bob box office receipts right I -- -- what do you see out there in the marketplace when it comes to consumers and how they're spending that.
If they're being more selective time during the beginning this summer was we'll see sequels pre sold titles to do very well sex in the city -- Shrek and Iron Man well you -- The new titles didn't do quite as well.
But this weekend with fantastic with twilight which was you know again.
A sequel to two very successful books and movies and and last -- render which is -- a TV series I think.
On Nickelodeon so they're they're selective and what they're buying.
But do you feel like you know that people are being too negative about the US economy -- meaning the media continents I mean you see it in terms of people come out.
It had to spend money on on movies.
Well you know -- games are down a lot of things you're down in the economy the stock market dropped a lot of things people get depressed in the stock price goes down a lot of they're they're savings are values and stock market so that.
Kind of fuels everything.
All right so but that they if we -- at clips this past week and -- have a 170 million dollars.
For the past weekend right so I mean I think that's a positive sign for the economy it's possible and he will go to movies spend money -- movies again and it may be seen as many movies.
But you're seeing the ones who really -- -- -- what I wanna ask you this is that -- been an outspoken supporter George W.
Bush drew also I think you were very outspoken in their support of John.
McCain as well -- what is your ticket having a prominent administration's handling the economy.
I think they have a tough tough road I mean it's it's it's really hard we have a lot of people out of -- trying to get him back -- work.
It and the problems we spend so much money and there were killing the kids the next generation next generation we just you know.
Throwing money at it which is not solving the sort of do you feel like all this government activists and it's sort of unsettling people they're thinking all right they fitting government be so activists and it -- them worried and anxious now.
Absolutely and we you know we still are present you know a supporter president you know we we all hope he does well.
We just think wish things were better now why did you support George W.
Bush and why did you support John McCain.
You know I'm I'm -- conservative.
President Bush I thought was -- a real strong leader I think he had real conviction he believed that he didn't waver in his.
His beliefs and I love that he was never wishy washy and I think he's in that well for the country you his heart was in the right place and -- same for John McCain John McCain has a great American and he was.
Naval aviator you -- lived in prison for a long time survived and when you give up his own man and is a real American what Republican do you like them but you know it's tough it's a tough call -- a lot of good wins coming up -- -- like Romney I think he's -- he's real presidential race has a lot of experience aren't so.
When you get back to being conservative and Hollywood -- -- had to have that California.
I am I.
Look at it Hollywood's great place is fantastic you know and we support a lot of charities we support a lot of liberal causes.
So it's a good thing that if people -- and -- it being conservative it's about your work.
You know really is you know you make it movies say like you know make a major have guessed you know -- got a new film coming up tell us about it sorcerer's apprentice -- Nicolas Cage.
Another hopefully another big blockbuster it's based on fantasia small little little short from temptation called sorcerer's apprentice.
So you know that -- -- she's been out the sorcerer's apprentice out of a movie that had no dialogue.
It's easy hired fantastic screenwriters they come up with a great idea if this has had a really really top notch director -- what people don't realize about this movie set.
You know it was at -- -- -- is that the matter said German people because it's based on a German.
-- that it basically says you know watch out what you you know you wish for me get what you wish for right that is so -- in this sorcerer's apprentice is basically you know.
This scene where you know did that sorcerer's apprentice is summoning up spirits who can create all sorts of chaos so how did you work that into the movie.
We have a section that really is a takeoff on the the actual film to.
But that's where we got a call from so that just so a little small section of the movie.
-- so what do you got a story gonna do it -- have -- on top and the sequel are now.
We'll see we've been working out for years and never quite work but hopefully this time will -- casino how would you do it because the air force is mostly computers right when that might be the plot.
Might get a plot that might be did everything is turning over to.
Guys in camp and trailers and playing video games with people's lives it's over because the first top -- was done when there was no war either right in 1986 so you really haven't made what Afghanistan war what.
We haven't decided yet but -- it'll certainly did take up what's going on today in the air force what's been a problem with an easy what's holding up.
I just come that was right idea and you know it's hard when you have a movie that so successful and I kind of iconic for a lot of generations a lot of kids.
Join me the Naval Academy because of that movie came flyers.
So it's hard to re create something that was so special -- a lot of people.
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