Posts Tagged ‘money’

Brad Pitt Speaks on Actor Salaries Affected by the Economic Climate

September 10, 2012

You know the economy must be bad if Brad Pitt is speaking out about actors not getting paid enough. Blair Stover has all the juicy details below.

Pitt states that actors can no longer demand multi-million dollar contracts because of the situation the economy has put movie studios in. He went on to say that the industry’s top stars, who could have demanded $10 million or more per picture, cannot do it anymore for various reasons. Producers haven’t got the resources to handle large contracts anymore. In a conversation with BBC Newsbeat, he told them that the high dollar deal days are over. “That arithmetic doesn’t really work right now … that deal’s not flying these days … A lot of the studios have been challenged because of the economic downturn as well so they’ve been betting on bigger, more tent pole (blockbusters) kinds of things.”

However, he did go on to say that the change is a good one concerning the movie industry. It will give other actors the chance to break through and have a chance to make their name. “That opens up a vacuum for really interesting new filmmakers to come in, it’s a really interesting time … You take the roles for the roles and you’ve just got to balance economics like everyone does.”

Forbes magazine named Tom Cruise Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Cruise raked in an estimated $75 million in 2011 alone. Some actors may not need the extra million or two in earnings it seems but according to statistics, there hasn’t been a drop in pay for actors yet.

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Anti Obama Documentary is #2 Grossing Documentary of All Time

September 7, 2012

Blair Stover reports that the #2 Grossing Documentary of All Time is the Anti Obama Documentary, 2016 Obama’s America. The contest between liberals and conservatives in the political genre is heated as this documentary hits the big screen. The documentary has grossed $26.2 million, at recent count and, additionally, It has passed four of five of Micheal Moore’s political documentaries, earning its all-time #2 spot.

Remaining in the first position is Michael Moore’s highly critical assessment of the initial term of President George W. Bush, Fahrenheit 9/11. It has earned $119.1 million, though speculation suggests that 2016  Obama’s America will reach half of what that documentary did.

Without adjusted inflation or ticket prices, however, 2016 Obama’s America has already made more money than Sicko (2007), which grossed $24.5, Along with this, Moore’s Oscar-winning “ Bowling For Columbine” (2002) made $21.5 million. And “Capital ism: A Love Story” (2009) made $14.3. As of right now, 2016 Obama’s America has already brought in more money these.

Much debate occurred when Moore released “Fahrenheit 9/11” right before the election in 2004. “Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth” was released in 2006 and became the #1 grossing conservative political documentary of all time, even passing , “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”, which raised $7.7 million.

States where presidential candidates are hitting the hardest during election campaining (Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, Coloragel, Ohio)  have proven the documentary a hot topic. The documentary, “The Roots Of Obama’s Rage” is based on the best-selling book that the conservative author Dinesh D’Souza wrote in 2010. This documentary began in only one theater and has now expanded to more than 1.000 locations.