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McGwire still show Hollywood the money that's a question this weekend -- -- Tom Cruise is new action thriller night and day it's also strike.
Cameron Diaz had a real disappointing box office debut it debut and if action movies.
Aren't the way to go why aren't more movie makers take any chances some of the great stories of brave Americans serving overseas let's ask media and entertainment analyst -- over.
Joining us from Los wild with a cold and tied it a little bit of beer going -- we're all -- come from Peter -- -- if Ethiopia Ethiopia OK guys and I'm sure there's a story behind that we don't have to -- to do we'll do that makes our first of all Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz now.
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Million dollars was what that film brought in on Wednesday that's that's -- peddling right.
Well it's not -- Blockbuster opening but this film has a challenge mid it's not on cruise control it asked the -- Found that's been discovered in this era.
Discovering the -- was really -- you have to open big -- In order to hold and they decided to go -- switches on wildly on und dot diplomatic -- John -- To get the word out but these are the two biggest does he was -- one -- when he was playing -- -- twenty million dollar plant just a year ago.
And but then then some have by the way.
If forgive me for being in -- -- a sneak what's the state he sneak previews -- didn't.
-- Previews last week Big Ten in order to get the word on the film.
It wasn't tracking relevant and drag -- teenager when.
Tracking -- young dating crowd and that's your ball to your audience that I get the noise into the marketplace -- has crews lost that I -- from the Jerry Maguire days the midget.
Mission Impossible series did wonderfully but -- as you just losses -- star.
No I don't think he's lost a -- as a thing that happens to all of us he got older and the audience got younger.
And as that happened they wanted their -- more and stars don't quite mean as much to pull an audience and -- as they did in the past but there's still the best out.
He is the super stock internationally and remember this seven million people outside the United States and they don't know about -- -- there -- no malice.
Shenanigans that's a great point and -- in fact very often particularly these days.
It's the overseas stuff that really makes even more money than what you get here right.
It's so right you know I when I grew up in this business failure they called it far in the last 20% of the film.
Now if everything goes of the national marketplace are big money -- for these global companies.
All right well I -- I love war movies and predict the war movies work.
Yeah I you have a good morrow all you have -- you have a winner at the end.
Why don't we see more of those he's Demi you you do have the Hurt Locker which did terribly the box office I should say but -- -- it's very depressing -- see.
All these depressing -- you don't have any really.
-- -- -- war moves that make you feel good at the end of.
Massaging your -- Al -- Murphy asked a lot of a culture right now and really what's happened if you really look at it they've all failed the Green -- they tried that dress it up and make it look like once supremacy for.
That you of the message literally and the Hurt Locker was the lowest closing Oscar winner ever -- So when you look at that what it says is people want escapist fare they -- -- -- wanna get away from their problems don't want to pay those 101112 dollars and go into another world and if they want action just not what mechanical beings are fantasy figures.
They don't want to go what's on television Afghanistan and Iraq well but.
But again if you have heroic who wouldn't feel good war movies because there are a lot of those -- I talked to these veterans all the time Peter Garrett and some incredibly inspiring.
Positive stories are coming out -- instead we have the depressing stories and of course they failed to box office.
I think that's right but you know when you walk into a studio in these big global companies with a script on here on as a director and the producer and it's a war movie a combat -- movie.
The executives have tourette's syndrome they're going like yes as you walk again because they don't really want to make those -- a -- -- operated by the golden rule you as the gold makes the ruled there's no gold.
And then our -- that they can say and what you wanna look for -- -- inspiring to our day you're right and it's very challenging today in the marketplace to present that.
All right well if they want any suggestions I got about three dozen right off the top of my -- folks who.
Who have these inspiring stories all I have to do is call -- -- get there they'll get their stored Peter great to see yet thanks for me nervous.
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