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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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fr previous thread, just reposting someones’ post.
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Moneyball Rules! @ 09/24/2011 at 4:31 pm +15

more Moneyball praise- This tweet is from Rob Riggle. Rob is on The Daily Show & has been in a bunch of comedy movies (he has 1.1 million followers):

RobRiggle MONEYBALL is worth your time and money… just sayin’….

Jen the hag @ 09/24/2011 at 11:57 pm

suckers @ 09/24/2011 at 11:40 pm -8

suckers you can’t say a movie is a flop until it finishes it’s round the world opening OK… to say moneyball is a flop becoz of 1 day opening is just RETARDED just like the JENHAGS and i don’t care about MANISTON movie i never see any one of them,., coz JENHAG movie will sure made me sleep hehehehehhe she’s that BORING!!

Just Saying @ 09/24/2011 at 11:57 pm

You wonder why no studio is willing give Maniston lead role. Brad and Angelina are offered lead roles all the time. LOL.

WAY TO GO BRAD!!! Excellent reviews for a fantastic movie..

The reviews are fantastic but in reality this is a good film and not a great film. I did enjoy myself.

Wrong as Usual @ 09/25/2011 at 12:03 am

Dont mind the jenhags here is the list of top baseball movies http://boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=baseball.htm
as you can see the average baseball movie makes 6.8mil OW not even one day im talking about the whole weekend..so do tell jen hags how did brad flop if the average baseball flick makes 6.8 the entire weekend..i would love to hear your explanation..these are the same fools that said abduction would win..now that they are wrong they are saying MB had no competition despite the fact that there were 3 other releases..when Jen can carry a movie by herself get back to me

CarrieBlasgen Carrie Blasgen
coming from a girl who doesn’t care too much about baseball, #moneyball was fantastic! go see it

Moneyball was an amazing love letter to the sport of my heart, baseball. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill were amazing together. BP was heartbreak

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Dj Skizz
Moneyball was excellent.. Brad Pitt will def get an Oscar nod
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Moneyball Rules! @ 09/24/2011 at 4:31 pm +15

more Moneyball praise- This tweet is from Rob Riggle. Rob is on The Daily Show & has been in a bunch of comedy movies (he has 1.1 million followers):

RobRiggle MONEYBALL is worth your time and money… just sayin’….

Dont mind the jenhags here is the list of top baseball movies http://boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=baseball.htm
as you can see the average baseball movie makes 6.8mil OW not even one day im talking about the whole weekend..so do tell jen hags how did brad flop if the average baseball flick makes 6.8 the entire weekend..i would love to hear your explanation..these are the same fools that said abduction would win..now that they are wrong they are saying MB had no competition despite the fact that there were 3 other releases..when Jen can carry a movie by herself get back to me

Romantic Comedies don’t get Oscars???? Are your Crazy??? What about As Good As It Gets? Oscars in best pix, actor actress & director!!! Annie Hall? It happened One Night, the Apartment , Moonstruck?????
Tons of nominations for Romantic Comedy Actresses (Renee Z in Bridget Jones,) JUST GOOGLE and you’ll find a huge list.
But you need to give a great performance in the movie — not just on the tabloid covers.

Moneyball Review @ 09/25/2011 at 12:05 am

http://www.movieweb.com/movie/moneyball/REzAStsSQHe1DC

“Remarkable, just truly remarkable…

Let’s just get straight to the point; Moneyball is an excellent film. It’s nothing more and its nothing less. Kicking off with some excellent footage from a 2001 elimination game, the movie does an outstanding job crafting scenes together with real-footage that really sp*ces a lot of the played-out scenes up a notch. Let’s keep things honest too, there hasn’t been a great film about baseball in years. Luckily, Moneyball hits everything out of the park and is one-hundred percent perfection in every category from the screenplay to the Oscar-worthy performances. It’s exactly what I wanted when I first saw the trailer, and that was a great movie about such a great game. Let the Oscar season begin!

Hands down, Brad Pitt is my favorite actor of all-time. That all began when I saw David Fincher’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Fight Club and his dark, twisted film that is Se7en. Both of these movies are in my top ten thanks to David Fincher’s excellent directing skills and Brad Pitt’s phenomenal talent. Pitt gives his best performance since Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button here as Billy Beane. Brad Pitt definitely deserves himself an Oscar-nomination and if he doesn’t even receive that then the Oscars can go take a hike. I’m not saying he deserves the win, but a nomination at that. My favorite actor is back in the game….literally.

One performance that ultimately surprised was one by Jonah Hill. Seeing this guy in Superbad and Funny People, you’d never expect him to grasp such talent other than his works in comedy. I’m going to predict the future here for a second. This is what I see: Sometime in the distant future, it can be sooner or later, Jonah Hill will receive an Oscar-win for something. In Moneyball, he may not be Oscar-worthy, but he certainly proves that he is growing as an actor and has a future ahead of him in film that is better than where he’s been at for the past few years. The guy is a comic-genius and he clicks well with the genre, but he can definitely handle other genres quite well.

One of the best things about Moneyball is the chemistry between Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. The two have got to have the best connection I’ve seen in a film in years. Every scene they have together is a home-run, whether it’s hysterical or dramatic. Not sure if Moneyball would have been as incredible if it wasn’t for the spot-on chemistry. You would have never expected it, but Pitt and Hill are a team to be reckoned with.

Aaron Sorkin wrote The Social Network and won himself an Oscar for it. The Social Network wasn’t the best film of 2010, but it was beautifully written. Sorkin once again proves himself an incredible writer with Moneyball. The dialogue is on-par and the comedic side to the film plays out well. Moneyball isn’t written as dark or as serious as The Social Network was and that honestly helps make Moneyball a better success to Sorkin. He hasn’t received a Oscar-nomination for the script yet, but he certainly deserves it. The movie was also co-written by Steven Zaillian. Just like Pitt and Hill, Sorkin and Zaillian are also a team to be reckoned with! Let’s just hope they gain the credit for this they deserve.

When Moneyball isn’t trying to humor the audience, it deeply touches them. A lot of scenes between Beane and his daughter are tearful, especially one in particular when she sings to him in the middle of a guitar store. While the film is touching at a few different points in the story, it isn’t inspirational and it doesn’t need to be. Seeing the trailer, Moneyball looks like another cliché sports movie that’ll try hard to inspire the audience. Moneyball is never inspirational, and in all honesty, its a good thing. It doesn’t make you want to play baseball or get involved in the business. It shows you the honest life of the sports business and the hell that players and others go through to keep a living.

Excellent shots by Bennett Miller are shown here, especially of Fenway Park (GO SOX!). Miller was a great choice for directing the film and I especially loved some of the use of slow-motion he uses during some of the games, also portrayed with a dark background. He was working with not just an excellent screenplay but an awesome cast!

Everyone behind Moneyball helped make it one of the best baseball films in years. This is one of those films I wish my grandfather could see, because this would have been the perfect film to experience with him. I’m looking forward to the Blu-Ray, just so I can watch the movie with my father and remember the good old days where we’d drive into Boston with my grandfather to catch a Red Sox game. Moneyball brought up a lot of great memories for me and that is what I took from it the most. It’s a film not to be missed. Remarkable, just truly remarkable this one was.</b?

Moneyball Fan @ 09/25/2011 at 12:06 am

#93- that’s a great review! Thanks for sharing- I really enjoyed Moneyball, too. Brad dues such a GREAT JOB playing the iconoclast. Also, I loved the scenes with his daughter! It gives you a glimpse into what wonderful dad he must be to the JP 6!!

Baby Jane will get an Oscar for Victim of the Decade.

Just Saying @ 09/25/2011 at 12:09 am

@OSCARS:
Many good romcoms became Oscar nods or winners, but Maniston always choose crappy ones or the crappy ones always choose her bcause the good ones want better and talented actress not useless talentless Maniston. rotflmao.

One more for the troll, courtesy Moneyball Review.
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http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-headlines-in-wilmington/brad-pitt-money-ball-scores-summer-s-9th-inning-review

Brad Pitt, Moneyball Scores In Summer’s 9th Inning

Jenny Shields, Wilmington Celebrity Headlines Examiner
September 24, 2011

Sorry Taylor Lautner. All bets say the go-to film this weekend is Moneyball, the late summer sleeper starring Brad Pitt. With an A-lister like Pitt at the helm, you would expect this film to be released during the height of the summer movie season. Instead it’s buried away in post summer pre-Christmas, off-season — too soon for the Thanksgiving rush and too late to rate as a summer hit. Yet when it comes to solid storyline, direction and pure enjoyment, the film smacks it out of the ballpark.

Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s General Manager desperate to land a winning baseball team despite having next to no budget to pay top salaries. When three of his ace players are snatched up by teams with ample cash to spend, Beane tries to scrape up someone up from the bottom of the barrel in Cleveland, only to discover even his out-picks are deemed off-limits. The recommendations of a fresh-out-of-college kid with no track baseball record, played perfectly by Jonah Hill, seem to to have no rhyme nor reason. Later Beane discovers the kid has a name, Peter Brand, along with a theory that defies tried and often not true baseball logic. After a series of flashbacks, Beane eventually buys into the concept and the rest, as they say, is history.

dianad1968 @ 09/25/2011 at 12:12 am

@JEN IN REHAB:

#65

I tried watching The Switch recently, and I could barely watch ten minutes of it. Another actor who seem to be always working, but keep doing the same character over and over again is Jason Bateman. He needs to do a Jonah Hill and try something different. But then he is from the school of Ticky, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler , Paul Rudd et al. These people all run into each other…see one see all.

Ticky’s fans are idiots.

You got to hand it to the trolls. They’ve got their priorities straight and not afraid to admit it. They hate Brad and Angelina. They spend money to see Brad and Angelina. Just so they can come and fake bash them.

Priorities!

Romantic comedies don’t receive Oscar noms? Only the good ones do. And that ain’t ever gonna include Lenny.

And again, what is Lenny’s next movie? And why did Wanderbust get pushed back to Feb.? I mean, it was opening Oct. 7th. Anna Faris has an R rated comedy coming out during Oscar season and the studio didn’t blink and push it back.

Again, what is Lenny’s next movie? Is she being pursued by studios left and right? Umm, that’d be a no.

And she’s got to make 4 movies to make what Brad and/or Angelina make on one.

Listen to the Money Talk. C’mon, C’mon. Listen to the Money Talk.

do the jen hags even know what the definition of a bomb is..a bomb is when a movie heavily underperforms..i have yet to see an article saying MB has bombed..a bomb would be 10mil or the 3.8mil Fri that Lautner aka the guy you all said would beat pitt brought in..id rather a classic 3D movie like TLK edge out MB than having lil bow wows movie outperform pitts OW..did you forget the numbers Switch got..couldnt even beat lil bow wow opening weekend…and lol at comparing Bounty Hunter too bad the Ugly Truth with heigl had a higher opening of 27mil as opposed to your idols 20mil

Amazing! Brad’s films get better and better every yr. True when you are happy and in a relationship where you feel satisfied and feels like life keeps going your way , you do your best work ever, Brad Pitt is a major star since he settled down with Angelina Jolie. Everything he touches turms to gold. Moneyball took in 6 mill on it’s first day. Fab Mr. Pitt !
Looks like an Oscar coming your way!

I know I’ll get thumbs way down for this but… Moneyball just looks so boring! Sorry but even Brad Pitt isn’t enough to make sit through a sports film… But his upcoming Zombie flick, I’m THERE!

do the jen hags even know what the definition of a bomb is..a bomb is when a movie heavily underperforms..i have yet to see an article saying MB has bombed..a bomb would be 10mil or the 3.8mil Fri that Lautner aka the guy you all said would beat pitt brought in..id rather a classic 3D movie like TLK edge out MB than having lil bow wows movie outperform pitts OW..did you forget the numbers Switch got..couldnt even beat lil bow wow opening weekend…and lol at comparing Bounty Hunter too bad the Ugly Truth with heigl had a higher opening of 27mil as opposed to your idols 20mil

If Brad Pitt is the superstar that you loons say he is, his name alone would bring in a bigger box office. Which it didn’t. Huge flop.

Unfortunately, Wonderbust was probably pushed back so SS could be a presenter at the Oscars — you know how the studios always have actors pimping upcoming movies at the Oscars even if they know they’re crap — its a free commercial.

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling… @ 09/24/2011 at 5:24 pm +10

SoYoureAnExpert I thought #Moneyball was phenomenally made, and a must-see for baseball fans (all sports fans, actually).
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Tru101 Anytime a movie can make u root for a team eventhough u already know the outcome…that’s a great movie. Great job #MONEYBALL
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Art_Ortiz3 @stephencbishop yo Bishop GREAT work brotha all around. I tip my hat to you and glad I could be part of all this.. #nicelefthandedswing lol

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