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Brad Pitt: 'Moneyball' Tops Friday Box Office

Brad Pitt: 'Moneyball' Tops Friday Box Office

Brad Pitt shoots scenes for his upcoming movie World War Z on Saturday evening (September 24) at the Heygate Estate in London, England.

The 47-year-old actor was joined by his co-star Mireille Enos to dodge exploding cars and zombies in the scene.

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Brad‘s new film Moneyball is a hit at the box office and came in number one on Friday with $6.8 million. The Lion King 3D is expected to take the overall weekend once again.

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@JustinIsHot:

Fool that’s for Friday only not the week end, that is what you Jen hags wish for his movie Money Ball to fail, instead it is going to be number one, eeking out Abduction, you and that old hag did not win, I went solely to see Brad Pitt. Not only that it is getting strong reviews for an Oscar, I can’t wait to see Brad and angie on the red carpet for the oscar’s.

Media Wh@re MANiston @ 09/24/2011 at 11:11 pm

Please don’t let the trolls bother you with their non sense. Just be happy for Brad. Ignore the trolls. They are just jealous.

thelookoflove1365 @ 09/24/2011 at 11:11 pm

Just got back from watching MB, and I love it. Brad & Jonah did a good job.
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Moneyball was great!
PT, happy you enjoyed it. I must see it again.

dianad1968 @ 09/24/2011 at 11:13 pm

LOL, are these a*sses posting that MB failed REALLY this stupid? Did they read AND comprehend that the total listed was for Friday” BO ONLY?

this sucks @ 09/24/2011 at 11:13 pm

Weekend Forecast (Sept. 23-25)
1. Moneyball – $23 million
2. The Lion King – $17 million
3. Dolphin Tale – $13.5 million
4. Abduction – $12.5 million
5. Contagion – $8.8 million
6. Killer Elite – $8.7 million
this is what box office mojo predicted but brad pitt disappointed.

saw it - sukd donkeyballs @ 09/24/2011 at 11:14 pm

i want my $ back

Brad is a hard working man. Moneyball was amazing and Brad was fantastic in the movie.

BRAD PITT IS OFFICIALLY A TABLIOD STAR LIKE LINDSAY LOHAN LOL. TABLIOD

vickifromtexas @ 09/24/2011 at 11:15 pm

# 28 thelookoflove1365 @ 09/24/2011 at 11:11 pm +3

Just got back from watching MB, and I love it. Brad & Jonah did a good job
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i can’t wait to go see it. i’m glad you got to go.

JEN IN REHAB @ 09/24/2011 at 11:15 pm

Jenhags are so pathetic Brad has a Huge hit on his hands with Moneyball they should be worried about the 45yoa botoxed hasbeen who can’t find work-

Hens can’t read and dumb as rocks. They have proven this all week long. They should just worship hair.

Amazing Film @ 09/24/2011 at 11:16 pm

We just LOVED Moneyball- the theater was full- all ages, men & women. I’m reading on twitter where people are enjoying even more the 2nd time around- I may have to do that, too!!

dianad1968 @ 09/24/2011 at 11:19 pm

@saw it – sukd donkeyballs:

Thank you for adding to the BO success, and I am sure Brad thanks you too. That’s the difference between us and you hags, we will NEVER pay a red cent to see one f Ticky’s bombs. LOL

BRAD PITT IS A FAKE DADDY THAT CANNOT OPEN A WELL REVIEWED MOVIE. BRAD PITT IS NOT LEGALLY THE FATHER OF Z, MAD AND PAX. WHAT A TROLL AND A LOSER

I don’t like baseball and know nothing about it, but Moneyball is so engaging and entertaining. I absolutely love it.

bermy girl @ 09/24/2011 at 11:20 pm

Congratulations to Brad!

Looking forward to seeing Moneyball.

Flopflopflopflop @ 09/24/2011 at 11:20 pm

- In 3,000 theaters and made 6.8mil. against no competition.
Very poor.

Media Wh@re MANiston @ 09/24/2011 at 11:21 pm

Even if Brad’s movie hit $50 mil the trolls will fine something wrong with it. They are bitter and jealous.

he is ugly @ 09/24/2011 at 11:21 pm

tired of seeing this old looking monkey and box office failure.

Cr Moneyball Review.
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http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Moneyball.shtml

Stats and Balls

The game of baseball is often portrayed as a romantic — even mythic — endeavor, evoking as many heroes, villains and struggles of honor and will as any epic tale. But beneath the simple elegance of a swing of the bat lies rows and columns of statistics and numbers. In the business of baseball, the numbers with dollar signs are the most important — and can mean the difference between winning and losing. “Moneyball” tells the true story of how numbers sparked a sea change in the way the game of baseball is played.

Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, General Manager of the struggling Oakland A’s. Ending another season without a championship, and gutted as their best players are lured away with promises of big paychecks, the A’s are a dying franchise. With an operating budget that’s minuscule compared to New York or Boston, Oakland can’t afford the big name players that mean wins and high ticket sales.

A former player himself, Billy is frustrated by the inequality between rich and poor teams, and the way players are valued (or devalued) depending on intangibles like the “gut feelings” of scouts or the player’s photogenic qualities. Beane is determined to put together a decent squad with the limited resources given to him, but at a loss as to how. A chance encounter with an Ivy League statistics geek, Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), sparks an unlikely partnership. Peter theorizes that since wins are determined by runs, players should be chosen based on their ability to get base hits, regardless of their other abilities.

With Peter in tow, Billy returns to Oakland armed with a pile of stats and a new way of building a team. As expected, their revolutionary idea does not sit well with the grizzled old-timers in the club house, nor with the team’s manager, Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who has no say in the matter, and no choice but to make do with the odd-ball collection of players. The players Billy and Peter see as undervalued — older players past their prime, the injured, the inelegant, the occasional troublemakers — the rest of the organization (and their fans) see as the wretched refuse of major league baseball, more rag-tag than the Bad News Bears.

As Billy tries to get the old guard on board with their new way of business, he also instructs young Peter in the back room dealings of baseball, everything from trades to how to tell a player he’s being let go. The chemistry between Pitt and Hill practically crackles the screen. Pitt, all glib confidence and bravado, vs. Hill’s meek, deer-in-the-headlights look of a young man thrown in way over his head. Pitt appears to be aging gracefully from hunky star to handsome character actor, with a tanned face like a well-worn catcher’s mitt and a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. Hill, free of raunch and wacky shenanigans, displays an intelligence and subtlety to his humor that shows a growing maturity and skill that compliments Pitt’s performance perfectly.

Both actors have a field day with the witty, winning dialogue crafted by All Star writers Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin, whose script for “The Social Network” made the founding of Facebook play like a Shakespearian tragedy, here helps elevate a story about the numbers and business of baseball to a David and Goliath story about the conviction of one man against an unjust system. And within that epic scope, there are the smaller stories of players shunted from ball club to ball club, just looking to play the game they love for as long as they can. Real-life characters like catcher-turned-first baseman Scott Hatteberg (Chris Pratt from “Parks and Recreation”) and veteran David Justice (Stephen Bishop) put faces to the names next to the rows of numbers and stats.

Director Bennett Miller (”Capote”) echoes the grandeur of the script by keeping the film as tightly edited and as constantly in motion as a suspense thriller. It’s no small feat to keep an audience engaged through a two-hour film about baseball statistics. Ironically, “Moneyball” is probably more entertaining, enjoyable — and certainly faster-moving — than any major league baseball game. A home run, if you ask me.

ladyboy iz his name @ 09/24/2011 at 11:22 pm

@TABLIOD: agreed. If they had put lindsay in the role of billy beans the movie would have made like twice as much as the one starring ladyboy. LoL

Another Fan @ 09/24/2011 at 11:22 pm

Agree with tweet from last thread, Moneyball is even better watching the second time! The movie should have legs!

@JEN IN REHAB: you should be worried about the 48 yr old fake daddy and box office failure has been.

dianad1968 @ 09/24/2011 at 11:24 pm

@saw it – sukd donkeyballs:

#32

Brad thanks you for adding to MB’s success. That’s one of the major differences (other than intellect) that separates the JP’s fans and you hags, we will NEVER pay to see one of Ticky’s bombs. But again, thank you. LOL

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