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The Dictator Is Getting Lots Of Love Overseas…But Not In The States!

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Surprising, given the amount of shenanigans he's gotten himself into while promoting this flick!

While Sacha Baron Cohen's latest, The Dictator, has had a pretty impressive overseas debut, even opening in Australia at #1 on Wednesday and beating out The Avengers, the film hasn't fared nearly as well stateside, premiering yesterday to just $4.5 million in 3,003 US theaters!

And it was projected to make somewhere in between $5 and $6.5 million!

Yeesh! Probably doesn't help that reviews haven't been too favorable either!

An exec from Paramount reveals:

”It’s an uphill battle here. But internatonally it’s ahead of the U.S. tracking, especially in Australia and the UK. The publicity does feel like it’s paying off overseas, especially that Oscar stunt which got huge pickup.”


We guess the foreign market appreciates Ryan Seacrest being covered in ash on the red carpet more than folks do here!

Too bad!

But hey! The weekend hasn't arrived yet, so maybe it just needs a little time and word of mouth to get the moviegoers coming!

Or not, and it will just flop hard! LOLz!

What do U think?? Do U want to see The Dictator??

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9 comments to “The Dictator Is Getting Lots Of Love Overseas…But Not In The States!”

  1. 1

    I want to see it. I think Americans just have a horrible sense of humor.

  2. 2

    It's pretty funny so it's worth seeing. Definitely has a unique sense of humor, though that I think Europeans connect with.

  3. internetfavs.com says – reply to this


    too shocking for the US?

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  4. Stfu loveHim says – reply to this


    I will actually will sit in a theatre for this guy. Bruno's peen swinging on that huge screen reminded me of you Perez… And him coming to Hollywood….lol
    I peed!

  5. strawberry says – reply to this


    thats actually decent considering it came out on a wednesday and avengers is still huge competition

  6. 6

    I am actually definitely going to see this in the theaters, it is just the middle of the week right now.
    People are too busy, wait for the weekend.

  7. 7

    Sorry but he is not funny to me, good for those of you who enjoy him.

  8. Joanna says – reply to this


    I was so excited to see this movie when I saw the trailer for it & then I actually saw it & it was the biggest piece of crap I have ever seen. It was TERRIBLE!!! I ended up walking out of the theater. It relies heavily on shock-value and the exploitation of negative stereotypes of Arabs, Americans & feminists. I have an amazing sense of humor & even found Borat funny but this was a waste of time & money. I want my $12.50 back SBC! Such a major disappointment..he needs to rethink his movie-making strategy

  9. 9

    i want to see it but im a little scared i still have the image of his face in that guys butt burned in my brain… i like funny but that was kind of icky even thou i laughed but still yuck..