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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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  • Gwen

    Haven’t seen a movie in theaters for so long (3 kids), but w/ all the raving reviews, my cousin came over to babysit so I could see the movie w/ the hubby. SO WORTH THE TIME!!! I’m envisioning Brad with an oscar this season…If you haven’t seen it, go see it today!

  • bdj

    http://www.celebmagazin.hu/node/150482

    A month after the American show, January 26th Hungarian cinemas Angelina Jolie is the directorial debut – a film by the Hungarian distributor of Twitter, the Forum Hungary. In The Land of Blood and Honey (for blood and honey in the land – but this is not the official Hungarian title) the film takes place during the Balkan wars in Bosnia, a Serb, a Muslim boy and young women into each other …

  • bragfan

    Movie Review: ‘Moneyball’ an intriguing look at baseball’s Beane

    1:01 AM, Sep. 25, 2011 |

    You don’t have to know about VORP — or WHIP or OPS — to enjoy “Moneyball,” the story of how a bunch of stat geeks changed the way baseball teams assess and acquire players.

    Sure, it helps if you’re a fan of the sport and if you’ve read Michael Lewis’ breezy and engaging best-seller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.”

    Sabermetrics — the process of applying statistical formulas, rather than on-field appearance and general makeup, to determine a player’s worth — wouldn’t seem like an inherently cinematic topic. But Lewis made lesser-known guys like Scott Hatteberg and Chad Bradford leap off the page. And the cajoling patter from Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager who pioneered this experimental philosophy, would seem tailor-made for screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who co-wrote the script along with fellow veteran scribe Steven Zaillian.

    Still, what’s most pleasing about “Moneyball,” which opened Friday, is that the film doesn’t really have to do with baseball.

    As Beane, Brad Pitt is at his charismatic best — a little weary, a little weathered, but that complexity only makes him more appealing. He’s persistent and persuasive as he tries to change the mindset of the baseball lifers who surround him.

    As he ventures into this brave new world at the start of the 2002 season, having lost in agonizing fashion to the New York Yankees in the 2001 post-season, his trusty sidekick is Peter Brand, a 25-year-old Yale economics graduate and follower of sabermetrics guru Bill James. Jonah Hill is at his best here, too, as Brand: the perfect foil for a force of nature like Beane. The scenes in which they banter represent the best “Moneyball” has to offer.

    Yes, they’re talking about baseball, but the intelligence of their interactions and the bond they forge transcend sport. And watching them upend a bastion of American culture can be thrilling.

  • bdj

    http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/7623519-417/teacher-to-meet-with-jane-goodall.html

    Teacher to meet with Jane Goodall

    The one-night national in-theater event will be broadcast live via satellite Tuesday in nearly 500 theaters across the country, including Marcus Cinemas in Orland Park.

  • besane

    With this movie, Brad and Angie will be at the Kodak theater, and the side-kick Aniston surely will find a way to coat-tail and make herself a spot at the Oscars again, with yet another hired PR-boyfriend du jour. It’s really pathetic, as she never deserves her seat there on her merit, but always as a sad sad sick-kick to the Jolie-Pitts for the TV ratings. Doesn’t she know how pathetic she is to the entire world? Miss Pathetic = Miss Aniston.

  • Sally

    Congrats Brad, all your nasty publicity using Jen Aniston name works good! You’re hideous!

  • bdj

    Happy Sunday to all the fans. Check out Moneyball if you have not seen it. It is a great flick and Papa Pitt is mighty fine.

  • Another Fan

    Thanks for the reminder, bdj! Will see “An Evening with Jane Goodall” this coming Tuesday night. LOVED Moneyball!

  • FAME

    @Sally- Jennifer who? I don’t know if the entire America knows your pathetic idol my dear. She’s a NOBODY.

  • MIMI

    Moneyball is a great movie. Brad delivers a great performance. If you haven’t seen it, go see it today.

  • lucy

    JustinIsHot@ 09/24/2011 at 10:40 pm

    do you really believe that Brad gives a damn what you think. you are of no importance to him at all. also, learn to read; ok. Moneyball” brought in $6.8 million on Friday and is expected to gross as much as $20 million for the weekend. do you need me to explain this to you? as for Jennifer, what brad said is the truth. so how exactly is that bashing?

  • sissysissy

    congratulations on Moneyball’s 1st week box office#!

  • Sally

    @FAME: Still Brad Pitt cant stop talking about her. Joli-Pitt’s fans neither. And she is not my idol

  • theresa

    i’ve just read all the comments from the resident trolls here. guess what? it looks like many of them are posted by the exact same person. but i will give him or her credit; it has been an interesting read. who ever you are please keep posting; i need a good laugh

  • anon

    @Sally:

    Congrats Brad, all your nasty publicity using Jen Aniston name works good!
    ____________________________________________________

    Grammar, grammar!
    “Congrats Brad; all your nasty publicity from using Jen Aniston’s name worked well!”
    By the way, the real truth is, despite the hysteria surrounding Brad’s interview his film was unaffected by the faux controversy made up by a community of Jen fans, haters and a media always looking to reinvigorate the “team Jen, team Angelina” faux scandal.

  • http://justjared.com NHT(now hear this)

    MOJO has MONEYBALL at #1 for Weekend… Is that real???
    Would that not be something?

  • Laranjen

    Can’t believe that the Lion King beat Brad in ANYTHING. Just read the projections for the entire weekend…..

  • Moneyball Review

    Review is too long, some excerpts.

    http://www.buzzfocus.com/2011/09/25/movie-review-moneyball/

    Movie Review: Moneyball – Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill Make Each Dollar Count
    By Ernie Estrella : September 25, 2011

    When Billy Beane took over as General Manager of the Oakland Athletics in 1999, they have won their division four times and finished second five times. They made the playoffs five times, but made it out of the first round of the playoffs once and they have never been to a World Series. So why would there be a movie made about his life and his baseball team when they technically haven’t won anything?

    Well for one, Moneyball is far less of a pure sports movie than it is more about changing the business of baseball. Professional sports management has also felt the hit of the poor economy. Often times the rich get richer and the poor get even poorer. Other times the perfect storm can happen where the most unexpected happens, and in rare moments the perfect storm can be manufactured over and over.

    Moneyball is an analogy on changing business practices so that you get the most bang for your buck as well as how to analyze those earning a paycheck. Reinvention is the new name of baseball and life in general with all of its changing ways. “Adapt or die” says Beane to his scouts early in the film. From how the game is played, to the way prospects are scouted, and even to the way teams are assembled, baseball had been a game of tradition. Following tradition is making fossils out of several industries and long running healthy companies overnight.

    “Pitt’s performance is one like any other he’s shown us. He’s often vulnerable, quietly competitive, and has splendid chemistry with Hill who plays it Brand straight and his natural comedic talents come through in his first dramatic role. Beane and Brand’s faith in their system never waivers when they are apart, but when they are together, how can you not be bought and sold by their two-man act?”

    His decision was not the popular one, but when you must to adapt to a changing landscape, it’s the unpopular decisions that are often the right ones. Home runs and strikeouts please the crowd and command the biggest dollars, but they don’t get you the guarantee you a win. Is it more important how you go about winning, or that you just get the win? Moneyball shows that there’s value in pursuing both.

  • http://justjared.com NHT(now hear this)

    Okay, the numbers keep changing at MOJO so, at least MONEYBALL should get its 20M. I think a lot of people who have seen it, will see it again with their youngsters and the guys. I don’t think adults will see the others twice so, it should do very well in coming weeks.

  • Moneyball Review

    Amusing review from Celebitchy where many trolls hangout. LOL The Dullistons will be mad at her big time LOL

    ‘Moneyball’ review: Brad Pitt’s best (and hottest) performance ever? </b?

    OK, I went to see Moneyball with my mother yesterday, and something really weird happened: my mother is now in love with Brad Pitt. She always sort-of liked him, as is she would say things like “He’s very pretty and kind of talented, meh.” But she was having a hot flash for him in Moneyball. It helps that all of a sudden, Brad looks a hell of a lot like Robert Redford. He’s always been Redford-ish, and obviously, people have always made the Pitt-Redford comparison, but this movie… dear God, Brad looks good. So much of the movie is based on his face in closeup too – and you know what, Pitt-haters? He doesn’t look like he’s had any work done on his face, at all. His eyes are lined and baggy. His skin is sagging a bit. But he looks like what he is: a very, very attractive man in his 40s. My mom kept saying, “He doesn’t look young any more. He doesn’t look a pretty young guy now. He’s filled out, and DAMN it looks good.”

    Of course, it helps that the movie was really, really good. The theatre I went to was packed, with men and women of all ages. I was surprised that there weren’t more kids there – not little kids, but like 10-13 year-olds, because I could see this being a film that would be nice for a father to see with his tween son or daughter. It’s a surprisingly clean, well-acted, charming story. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it too – it’s not some art-house flick about math and a boring general manager of a baseball team. There are some funny lines, there’s a lot of heart and sweetness, and the story was just told in a great way.

    If you don’t know the basics of the plot by now – it’s just about Oakland As general manager Billy Beane, and how he challenged professional baseball by disregarding the traditional thinking of how to put together a team. Instead of listening to scouts and trying to buy the best known players, Beane hires Peter Brand, a young Yalie who convinced Beane to put together a team of misfits and undervalued players using computer analysis and cold, hard numbers. Jonah Hill (under)plays Brand brilliantly, and Joanh and Brad’s chemistry is really sweet. Jonah really impressed me – I didn’t know he could do this kind of understated dramatic role, and he just nailed it.

    Other notables: Robin Wright’s role (as Beane’s ex-wife and mother of his daughter) was very simple, but she made an impression. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the A’s manager Art Howe, who… I hope wasn’t this big of a d-bag. There were also a scene-stealing performances by Chris Pratt (who played Scott Hatteberg, a first-baseman who was scared of the ball) and Kerris Dorsey, who played Beane’s daughter. She was adorable.

    Oh, and if Brad doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for this movie, I’ll eat my hat. It was so wonderful to see him do this kind of mainstream, Robert Redford-ish film. I’m still giggling over one scene in which Beane, who is always eating, is anxious about a trade, so in-between calls he begins to panic-eat by shoving a handful of stuff (popcorn?) into his mouth.

  • jaye

    Laranjen @ 09/25/2011 at 12:46 pm
    ========
    Sometimes you just can’t fix stupid. Sighs.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Even if Brad’s movie is at #1, the trolls will fine something to bash about and knock it down. Fans, please be happy for Brad.

  • Bambi

    PS

    Brad says that Angie has a ċunt like an old catcher’s mitt. I wonder what that means.

  • bdj

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/Lion_King_Makes_it_Two_in_a_Row/7843717

    Two of the newcomers gave the Lion a run for his money with a solid $20.6 million debut from Sony/Columbia’s much buzzed about Moneyball starring Brad Pitt in the true story of Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane. Also starring Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman the film has been generating tremendous buzz among critics and is likely to go into extra-innings with audiences in the coming weeks as positive word-of-mouth builds for the film.

  • old fogies like brad

    @Moneyball Review: well, the momnisnokd and brad fans are old so its nit so weird.

  • Bambi

    PS

    Last night, Brad said that Angie has a ċunt like an old catcher’s mitt. I wonder what that means.

  • bdj

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/story/2011-09-25/box-office-sept-16/50545430/1

    Critics slathered praise on the film: A whopping 94% of critics recommended the movie, says survey site Rottentomatoes.com. About 91% of fans gave it a thumbs-up, a harbinger for a long-term run.

    Pandya says the movie had an unlikely demographic pillar for baseball movies: women. That bonus, Pandya says, was all Pitt.

    “Strong reviews and early Oscar buzz (connected) with mature adults this weekend,” he says. But it was Pitt in the lead that gave the picture “plenty of cross-gender appeal,” he says.

  • Bambi

    Bambi @ 09/25/2011 at 1:21 pm

    So you went to see the movie. Thank you for your support.

  • Jennipoo

    Sally @ 09/25/2011 at 11:59 am
    =====================================

    Oh, what a life to be a Hen
    A Troll, a Slave to all things Jen
    You come out of your cave everyday
    To bow, to scrape, your Homage to pay
    It would be noble, honorable and more
    If your Queen weren’t such a big fat bore

    She prances and preens with her Beau McGreedy
    Sad spook forever and always needy
    She excels at PR and playing the game
    As for her acting, well, I can’t say the same
    She’s whiny, manipulative and just plain phony
    A rodeo clown with a one trick pony

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    3-D revenue boost gave this king of the box office jungle a solid second weekend.

  • lily

    trolls talking to themselves???? that’s not new, they probably post from an asylum anyway.
    Good news about Moneyball. Brad already came to my country to promote it, so he won’t come for the premiere, which it will probably be in november or december :(

  • abcd

    @Jennipoo: More of this, very good.

  • dianad1968

    @Jennipoo:

    #230

    LOL, I LOVE your little ditties. You are very talented.

  • wonder

    @Bambi:
    How Jared let this comment post??????
    You are very low class.

  • abcd

    #229 troll talking to herself!!!!!!

  • bragfan

    @Jennipoo: ROTFLMAO Another good one!

  • old fogies like brad

    Damn this ipad. Old people love brad so its not surprising that old moms like him….

  • bdj

    I guess the teens don’t like wolf boy.

  • Luv B&A

    Brad and Anger no.1 world Actors.

  • umm

    Moneyball is not just a baseball film. It is a baseball film for thinking people. We know how jen hags think “‘thoughts” LOL.

  • bdj

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/25/us-janegoodall-idUSTRE78O21E20110925

    Jane Goodall stages unique live, film premiere

    On Tuesday this week, the 77 year-old animal researcher and United Nations Messenger of Peace, is featured in an unusual event in 500 movie U.S. movie theaters.

    The one-night only “Jane Goodall Live!” features the U.S. premiere of documentary “Jane’s Journey,” about her life with appearances by Angelina Jolie, Pierce Bronson, and Charlize Theron. There also will be a live question-and-answer session with Goodall and her friend and musician Dave Matthews.


    Q: Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Dave Matthews are just a few of the high-profile celebrities who are helping to get your message out. How does it feel to have a whole new generation of people becoming familiar with your work?

    A: “I find it really necessary. I wouldn’t mind if they weren’t familiar with my work, per se. The important thing is to understand that every one of us makes a difference, every day, and we can live with a lighter ecological footprint.

    “When you have people like Angelina Jolie getting behind the film, that can attract some people who might not otherwise be interested and then hopefully they get the message, too. In fact, that’s what’s been happening. In Europe, the film received the ‘Green Oscar.’”

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 1:44 pm

    Exactly. People (mostly MANiston trolls I am sure) voted on US Weekly that they want to see Abduction over MB. I guess they just talk
    the talk and not walk the walk. I would have expected Twilight boy to do better.

  • Poor Brangelina

    ROFTLMAO! Brangelina fans are too pathetic! LOL! What a miserable existence!

  • From JPS

    an interview from 2004 in which it is said married life (with Brad) at home is “boring” and “uninteresting”

    Those interested watch from 3:25- 3:35
    http://www.youtube.com/wa…rtoY&feature=related

    Comedians can get away with pretty much anything…

  • Poor Brangelina

    brad pitt needed a retraction because hisown fans!!! LMAO! brad pitt seems to a respctful guy but his fans are far far away from that! so he has to asks you guys to do it!you’re lame

  • dianad1968

    @From JPS:

    #245

    Unable to see the video. I am getting a mesage that the page is no longer available. Something that makes you go “ummm”. Do you think someone got it taken down?

  • Poor Brangelina

    Brangelina has the most nasty and gross fans of Hollywood!!!!

  • Dakota

    Thanks again Jennipoo.:) Very Funny.

  • bdj

    dianad1968 @ 09/25/2011 at 2:14 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAenRiwrtoY

    Try this link at the same time frame. Ole girl said married life was boring and uninteresting. Baby Jane talks out of both sides of her mouth to this day.

  • Poor Brangelina

    Brangelina fans have so much anger, hatred, jealousy, wickedness, obsession in their hearts! These are a dirty and ugly heart! Your are probably ugly inside and out!

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