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J. Edgar Grosses $53,000 From 7 Cities

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A decent start. Certainly not the best for Clint Eastwood, but it looks promising all the same.

Last night, Clint's latest biopic J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was screened in seven theaters in key cities. The tale of the infamous F.B.I head honcho opened to $53K, playing in cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

The idea of these screenings is to build word of mouth and garner some early reviews. So far, we haven't heard much feedback about it, but we can judge the movie based on the money it brought in. It held up alright, averaging $7,571. It didn't live up to Mystic River, which debuted in 13 theaters to $98,766 for an average $7,597, but it did almost as well as Hereafter, which grossed $60,701 from six theaters.

Here's hoping the numbers stay the course when the movie opens this weekend.

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5 comments to “J. Edgar Grosses $53,000 From 7 Cities”



  1. 1

    I have zero interest in seeing this. If someone gave me a HD high quality copy now on DVD, I could'nt be assed to even watch it. Something about Leo is just…so one trick pony..desperate to be the "new" Rob De Niro or Jack Nicholson…I haven't even seen Incepotion despite the fact I like CHris Nolan films ands the subject matter…meh



  2. 2

    I saw this movie at the Toronto screening 2 nights ago. It was dry, slow and boring. If you like movies where you need to seriously think through political issues and economic times of that era, then you'll probably like it. Leo's makeup wasn't well done and the poor prosthetics were distracting to the movie. Overall, I'd give it a C-



  3. 3

    ill watch anything leo is in he has incredible talent.. one of his movies i love is 'the beach'
    however ill have to wait till this is on dvd i done my movie dash last week i saw
    'in time ' justin timberlake and i saw' midnight in paris' with owen wilson and i have to say i loved both these movies …intime is just amazing and so is midnight in paris more for the time machine type lovers or sci fi..



  4. 4

    maybe this will finally get Leo his Oscar…hope so



  5. 5

    Nice gayface you've got going there, Leo.