The Hurt Locker

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    The Hurt Locker (2009) - Box Office Mojo

    The movie that won the Best Picture academy award actually tanked at the box office. Domestically it only made $14.7 mil and $21 total. It's been out since June, 26 2009 (10 months) and its way down on the daily ticket sale list (not even in the top 10).

    Since it now won the Best Picture, do you see:
    (1) A mass amount of people flooding to see it?
    (2) A large ad campaign and a large scale release?
    (3) Do you plan to see it personally?

    Either way I can't imagine The Hurt Locker being in the pooper too long. In fact I think it will be $400 mil gross revenue movie before too long.
     
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    I don't even remember it coming out last summer. Somebody dropped the ball
     
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    Never really been a big fan of James Cameron. The Hurt Locker was a great film, and it received the awards it so richly deserved.
     
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    Saw it.

    It sucked
     
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    It was put out on "Limted Release" which lmited the theaters in which it was seen. It was not expected to well received by most audiences and it was surprising when the buzz started.
     
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    and what i saw on the news a week ago....the guys in Iraq got to see it and some thought it was hillarious and some thought it was an insult to them....this was on the local news....anyone seen this movie?.....personally i think the movie that brings in the most people should get it....lets face it for Avatar to make what it has,people are seeing it 2-3 times,it must have done something right.....the The Hurt Locker....i dont know anyone who has seen it....Avatar many....
     
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    They hate giving awards to anything sci-fi related, Avatar was doomed in that respect.
     
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    Only got through maybe 30 or 45 minutes of it. It was boring as hell and I'm a big fan of war flicks but this one was utterly intolerable.

    Not surprised at all though that the Hollyweird loons voted for it. If they can make a negative statement about war they'll do it every time.
     
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    Just because something wins an academy award, in my mind, doesn't guarantee its a good movie or I'll like it. Lots of artsy fartsy crap wins awards, and that's not movies I'm into.

    Didn't "Lost in Translation" get nominated and that was the biggest crap go nowhere movie I've ever seen. didn't even finish it it was so boring
     
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    "The Piano"

    "The English Patient"



    Enough said.
     

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