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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:20 PM

One of The Biggest Box-Office Bombs Of 2012: "Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike"

Opening Weekend:
$1.8 million
Estimated Budget:
$10 million
Worldwide Gross:
$3.3 million
Distributor: Atlas Distribution
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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/box-office-bombs-of-2012-2012-12?op=1#ixzz2GTDwY400

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Reply One of The Biggest Box-Office Bombs Of 2012: "Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike" (Original post)
spanone Dec 2012 OP
malaise Dec 2012 #1
spanone Dec 2012 #5
CanonRay Dec 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #3
Flashmann Dec 2012 #4
L0oniX Dec 2012 #6
MrYikes Dec 2012 #7
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #8
MrYikes Dec 2012 #12
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #15
RoccoR5955 Dec 2012 #9
spanone Dec 2012 #14
SQUEE Dec 2012 #10
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #11
datasuspect Dec 2012 #13
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #16
Brickbat Dec 2012 #17
derby378 Dec 2012 #18
DirkGently Dec 2012 #19
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #20
spanone Dec 2012 #22
Wolf Frankula Dec 2012 #21

Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:22 PM

1. That should have prepared them for the election results

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:27 PM

5. bwahahahaaa... that's funny...yet they were SHOCKED they lost !!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:22 PM

2. Let the market speak...

Bwawhahahahahahahahaha

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:25 PM

3. The invisible hand has spoken

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:27 PM

4. But........But....

Wouldn't using the same math formula the thugs use to compile budgets,show that film to be wildly,unimaginably successful?....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:28 PM

6. Well deserved! What a POS. n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:39 PM

7. atlas was in the news

which prompted me to go to the second hand book store and pay $2.65 for the book. It took two days to read, then another day to re-read. I can see why it was a hit in 1957 and why many of that era fell for it. Add John Wayne and you had a recipe for life. Smack your woman, sit on your kids and gloat about how wealthy and smart you are.
When finished I took a long hot shower.

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:59 PM

8. Why would you have wanted to re-read it?

It took me, literally, months to get through it the one time I read it -- but that included all the times I slammed the book shut (about once every three pages, even before The Speech), telling myself that I couldn't take even a sentence more of this crap. Not to mention that I finally hurled my paperback in the trash mid-way through, and wound up completing it much later from a library copy. (I wouldn't have even made the effort if the girl I was seeing wasn't such a rabid Randroid.)

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:16 PM

12. It is easier to defeat your opposition if you understand him.

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:27 PM

15. Indeed, there were many reactionary hard-core conservatives and other malcontents and losers........

Who gravitated towards this crappy literature and took it as the gospel back then. Even now, Ayn Rand's screed is often admired by screwy individuals. The only thing that's really changed is that many of the book's modern acolytes call themselves 'libertarians'.....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:35 PM

9. Someone gave me a copy of the book

When I FINALLY finished reading the damn thing, I burned it and gave him the ashes, when he asked what I thought of it.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:21 PM

14. could have heated your home for the winter....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:41 PM

10. I read it in High School

it felt like trying to push my head through wet cardboard... almost painful and childishly simplistic, made all the more vulgar by its lame overt sexuality . ham handed, obtuse and cheesy.
I can't see the movies being any better.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:18 PM

11. Wonder how many times....

Lyan Ryan watched it???

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:17 PM

13. that shit for those motherfuckers is like what porn is to a normal person.

 

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:45 PM

16. LOL!

I believe you are correct!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:46 PM

17. I love the sound of the invisible hand of the market spanking someone on the ass.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:48 PM

18. Wasn't there another movie this year that bombed even worse than that?

Sorry, haven't had much time to hit the theaters this year. I still haven't seen The Hobbit, and I really want to.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:36 PM

19. "I've got the first one on DVD -- wonderful. You should borrow it."


. . . overheard amongst chortling board members in a marble-trimmed men's room. Follow up on a "How 'bout that debate last night? (Obama / Romney, Part 1) Yeah, that was a real barnburner, hooboy."

There may have been a muffled snort from the last stall on the left.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:40 PM

20. Conservative economics.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:40 PM

22. nobody's buying their shit.....except the media

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:36 PM

21. Once Again Atlas Shrugged

Got up, walked out and demanded his money back.

Wolf

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