Fact SALT made 293 mil and was marketed with Angelina's name alone, FACT Wanted made 341mil and had Angelina as the image on posters and 60% of the audience said they watched the movie because of Angelina(Source: Cinemascore), FACT the Tourist made 275mil WW..FACT go read the comments from 2006 when Angelina got pregnant, a majority of them were NEGATIVE, yet ppl STILL went to see her movies.i see no opinions just facts...and to the above poster ITLOBH was released in 18 theaters and was foreign and Angelina Jolie wasnt in the movie, it may not have been a financial success but it got her some awards something first time directors rarely ever get...also just because ITLOBH wsnt released to the public it doeant mean voters didnt see the movie, there were screenings going on for months, also in case you didnt know in general GG and SAG nominated movies still receive nominations despite not being released to the public
the Pitt movie thing I agree is an opinion but as far as putting another actress in SALT.. the reason I keep bringing Colombiana up is because the movie is basically a SALT part 2, its an original action movie and very similar to SALT..the movie flopped and its not necessatliy because it was a bad movie(ive seen movie with worse RT scores do better) its because Zoe cannot carry a movie with her name alone.. Angelina has fans that will see her in an action movie Zoe does not, thats why it flopped..ITLOBH was released in 18 theaters and was foreign I personally never expected it to do well and was not shocked when it didnt becuase its a graphic foreiign movie that would not be attractive to the American public..heck even Madonna who has a very Huge Fanbase, her movie didnt do that well either(less than 1 mil) AND it was in English and had known actors ..,anyways the point is I know FF will NEVER admit it but ppl StiLL WENT to see Angelinas movie despite being accused of being the other women(and receiving harsh criticism) so I doubt the comments she is receiving now will effect how Maleficient does or any upcoming movie..and to th above idiot it calld CINEMASCORE..GOOGLE IT
Jolie and brad's movies are always about.....PROMOTION, PROMOTIONS, MOTHER OF ALL PROMOTIONS, Johnny Depp and other established, loved and talented actors that have to take back-stage in order for brandgelina to shine. No other movie actors/actresses are marketed to the hilt like jolie and brad. They even PRESENTED and advertised their movies on billboards in fcvkin' CANNES!!! Even with all that EXTRA MARKETING and $$$$ spent worldwide, they still can't break even that they have to resorts to fudging numbers. Plus in order to maxi-max box office numbers, their movies are opened in EVERY CORNERS OF THE WORLD even up to little villages in Africa, middle East, Europe and India.
Plus, I wouldn't even compare Columbiana with Salt because Zoe Zaldana is Black and when has a Black woman headlined a movie and blazed? Not because they are not good actors (in fact, I believe they're very good, the best) but because they are not well received. Or when has any other actress for that matter, hyped by the media like jolie......hmmm? Zoe is not A- lister nor is she touted as queen of HW/super star/ Oscar winner and neither is she brad pitt's concubine, a mediaho or an actress with years of experience and connections of brandgelina's caliber. Jolie having more fans or not have nothing to do with it, it's all about media, PR and how the movie and the star is marketed and hyped. We can all agree that jolie uses every ars3nal in her power....her kids, brad, grandparents and personal life....anyone? Zoe used none of that. It's Apple and Orange. She or the movie was not promoted like jolie and salt was. For a budget of $40mil, she did a pretty good job without all that hoopla, even better than jolie with her huge budget and promotions.
If other actors/actresses are given the same level of promotions and budget that studios wastes on brandgelina, I'm sure HW, sony and plan B wouldn't be losing money like they're doing. Wonder why the so called HW royalty
are racing to align themselves with the REAL TALENTED STARS and looking for parts in their movies now. Could it be because no one is buying the hype anymore? Hype like jolie carried a movie by herself....really?
Jolie can't carry any movie by herself, she'll have to be the only one in the movie and since there are other people in Salt, Wanted and Tourist like Liev, JD etc, it's safe to say jolie was a small part of a casts, she and her stunt and body double.
Also, brandgelina's movie success is an illusion. When marketing and production costs almost equates total revenue of their movies, then they are not making hit movies but duds. All their movies after Mr & Mrs are box office duds, they never break even because their movies are marketed to the hilt and production costs are ALWAYS high. That's bad business. The only reason they are still being offered work or nominated has nothing to do with their box office numbers, talents or appeal but rather due to many other factors such as....
1. brads production company. He can always insert himself or holie into a project or part finance it/produce.
2. they can still bring in investors who are looking to invest in movies to invest in their ventures, such as their new criminal political millionaire friends from Middle East, Africa and Europe. And lets not forget CFR,UN and SEE-EYE-AY millionaires (they take care of their own)
3. they are tabloid king and queen and reality stars
4. they are UN, CFR, Ellumeenati and SEE-EYE-AY puppets. They will make sure they are offered parts or even fund their movies themselves if need be. brandgelina are valuable to them, they need them in the spotlight.
5. lastly, they are media zen masters. They use media to create grand illusions of them and sell the fakery to the sheeple, the public by battering us on the heads with their hype and shoving their lies down our throats. Brandgelina are all about PR, selling themselves.
These honey, are FACTS!