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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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  • Tracy


    Doesn’t it make you wonder why Jen still continues her friendly relations with Brad. Why does she still cling on to him especially when Brad dumped her. You don’t make friends with your ex-husband especially when they dumped you. Forget him and move on.

    Throw his cell phone number and stop calling him …even just to congratulate him. Why do you want to continue this relationship;.
    Perhaps in the hopes that he and Angie split up and he’d come running back to you. NOT. He said you’re dull and his life/marriage with you was PATHETIC.

  • Moneyball Is Superb

    johnnycho MOVIE REVIEW: MONEYBALL is a superb movie, more for the mind maybe than the heart, which is fine. Pitt, Hill & the script are excellent.

  • Moneyball Review

    Moneyball: Review By T.Clark
    Sep 25th, 2011 by T.Clark

    “Moneyball” won’t become an instant classic, but it does have all the makings of a terrific film-superb acting, great direction, and a solid, albeit maybe familiar, story. And in today’s film industry of unoriginal ideas and just horrible movies in general,that’s really all one could hope for. While we’ve seen the inspiring sports movie or the bringing-down-the-system story before, Moneyball at least does well being a solid piece of storytelling and filmmaking.

    “Moneyball” tells the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, played by the always phenomonal Brad Pitt , in his quest to finally win the final game of the World Series with the A’s by changing the system, and therefore changing the game. He does this with the help of Peter Brand, played by an impressive Jonah Hill, an economics major with a passion for baseball. Beane hires Brand to help him draft the upcoming season’s team by using a computer analyses system as opposed to scouts. It’s all based on statistics, and has been dubbed “moneyball,” a system that’s been deemed useless in a game that focuses on the “look” and worth of a player rather than something like their on-base percentage.

    The film focuses largely on the statistics of the game, which may throw off some viewers who don’t follow baseball. However, I don’t follow the game and I wasn’t discouraged in the slightest. The movie remains accessible to anyone, whether they love baseball or just love movies. This is mainly due to the great performances. Brad Pitt always gives a stellar performance and “Moneyball” is no different. As Billy Beane, he has to balance two sides of the man: the frustrated, almost angry or resentful side, and the loving and hopeful side.

    The former is displayed in quick bursts of anger that show Beane’s passion for what he’s doing, and the frustration that comes with it initially not working as planned. The latter comes about mostly in scenes involving Beane’s daughter. She’s mostly used as a tool to depict a softer side to him, and it works in that regard. The scenes between the two of them are the most human and relateable. Pitt does an excellent job showing both of these sides, and transissions between them with the expertise we’ve come to expect from the actor. Pitt will be nominated at the Academy Awards. It’s almost a guarantee.

    Beane is written as a complicated person; not “complex,” but with enough angles to his character to make him interesting and not one dimensional. His past failure to live up to expectations as a player, shown in quick flashbacks throughout the film, imply he may resent the game in a way. But that’s not the case. Beane deeply wants to change the game using the stystem he’s adopted. As he states, if they don’t win the Series, it will all be for nothing. They can win so many games in a row, but in the end, if they don’t win that last game, all of it will be erased. It’s a belief that makes him a believable human being.

    Brand isn’t exactly as fleshed out in the character department. He largely serves one primary purpose throughout the film, to advise Beane in his draft choices. However, he’s just as passionate as Beane is about what they’ve set out to do and Hill surprisingly displays that with effect. They share great chemistry on screen. If they didn’t, the film defiitely would have been a let down. Hill may not be Oscar worthy here, but he certainly steps up his game and travels outside his comfort zone. His character still brings humor to the table, but it’s in the context of a dramatic story and he’s acting with the likes of Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hill makes Brand a truly likeable person, and it ends up being an impressive turn for the actor.
    Bennett Miller crafts a great looking film here.The montages displayed are truly well made and he’s able to get across the emotion of some situations not only in the way he directs his actors but how he shoots them.Stephen Zaillian,Aaron Sorkin have turned in an impressive script that is based around plenty of dialogue, which comes as no surprise.It’s the complete opposite of last week’s other potential Oscar candidate,”Drive,” which took a more mute stance, instead opting to focus more on images and expressions of the actors to tell a story.”Moneyball” displays an intelligently written, inspiring, and often humorous screenplay.

    The film may seem more powerful if one doesn’t know the outcome of this true story.I for one didn’t know how things would play out because, as mentioned,I don’t follow baseball and didn’t know this story. So,I didn’t exactly see the ending coming and I thought the movie was better for it. It’s not cliche in the idea that everything works out in the end. The main thing you can take from this review is that the movie is great whether you’re a baseball fan or not

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    The MANiston trolls are nuts. One of the troll couldn’t handle how great Brad is so he/she/it decides to still my name to attacks Brad. I am not surprised. All the MANistons are chicken s hit. They hide behind other poster’s name.

  • Hypocrites

    the fulgy femalers have invaded the lion king is number one post and are stealing peoples funny how they forget that the BH which they keep bragging about was beaten by a kids movie and Alice in Wonderland when it was like on its third week, not to mention switch came in at number 7 in the box office..they also like to underplay Kung Fu panda saying its a kids movie its suppose to do well yet for Lion whihc is on 3D isnt suppose to do well? gotta love the hypocrisy



  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Hypocrites @ 09/25/2011 at 4:54 pm

    The trolls will fine anything and still other poster’s name just to attack Brad. They will get more piss come award season when Brad gets nominate for his acting and movie.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    I meant find

  • ?

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +12

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

    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

    I really don’t want to watch SS. Can you tell(time) when she calls the marriage boring and uninteresting . Because I am going to spread it around the internet.

  • Hypocrites

    leos movie is projected to make 12mil OW and may even make less..the only people calling this movie a flop is the jen hags becuase they are pissed off that MB didnt bomb


    Congratulations Brad on your movie opening 2nd after all the media flogging you received last week. This guy is a movie star, able to open a movie despite all odds. And btw JEN DULLINTON, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW THAT BRAD’S MOVIE FINISHED ON TOP AND DID NOT FLOP OR TANK AS YOU HAD ANTICIPATED OR WISHED FOR???????? HOPEFULLY you will show your face out tomorrow now that the movie put your sheninegans to shame! Brad and Angie are real movie stars, forget the wannabe’s like jennypoo.

  • time

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +12

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

    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
    When does SS say her marriage was boring and uninteresting I really don’t want to watch the whole thing.

  • bdj

    3:25- 3:35 time frame.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Hypocrites @ 09/25/2011 at 5:14 pm

    Yup. They are so piss they even stole my name.

  • bragfan

    I hate to quote anything from hateful HuffPo, that bitch hates the JP’s with passion! But it is amusing when they have to admit the obvious! Moneyball is a hit and so is Brad as Beane!

    Coming in at second place, but with no cause for shame, was Sony’s Moneyball (review). The well-reviewed Brad Pitt vehicle grossed a solid $20.6 million, which gives it the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie about baseball. The film scored an A from Cinemascore across all demos. The picture played 51% male and 64% over-35. The latter stat makes its opening even more impressive (older audiences don’t generally rush out to opening weekend) and its long-term legs that much more likely (as the word of mouth bleeds down to younger demos). Like an old-fashioned adult drama, the film pulled a weekend multiplier of over 3.0x, something that rarely happens in this day and age. Unless the film completely collapses for reasons unknown, Brad Pitt is (deservedly) guaranteed to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and he is quickly looking like one of the front-runners to win. As for its chances in other major Oscar categories (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, etc), the final gross will determine its fate. Anything over $60 million makes it a likely nominee, anything over $75 million arguably makes it a lock (Pitt’s huge international appeal will make this a boon overseas as well). Regardless, this is EXACTLY the kind of film we all claim we want from the studios: mid-budget (about $50 million), star and character-driven dramas aimed at adults. It may have been put in turnaround at the last minute two years ago (see me whine about it HERE), but Sony eventually did the right thing and will profit accordingly.

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith on FX NY TW -10 now

  • busted

    Saw Moneyball and it was fantastic.. I love it. Brad looked hot as heck. After seeing Tree of Life it was a whole different performance. Lots of emotion. I loved the scene at the table when the scouts were talking about what players to select (that was in the spoilers). He really is a great actor. and this will go in the list of one of his best performance.. OH and yep I saw the pendent.. I wonder if it was a message to Angie (I won’t take it off)

    The scenes with the daughter made me think about his relationship with his girls. The quiet moments were very well done. Bennett Miller is a talented Director. It did feel like a documentary a bit.. Brad was in pretty much ever frame. Every scene depended on him. Just WOW

    and to the trolls. Growthehellup. The movie is very good. And you better watch what you are posting. like the past it will come back to bite you in the ass* come February..

    Go see it.. really take your family and kids.. If you know anyone that is interested in going into sports it is a good eye opener.. The scene with Chris and his family made me cry a bit.. That is the real life of many athletes.. stories you don’t see on TV. Brad looked the part and I love all of it.. Plan on seeing it again this week. I’m sure I missed a lot. But I couldn’t even go to the bathroom because every single scene was important.

    Jonah was just so good too. I love Cyrus (you should see that) and you see that he is funny as heck but had a good dramatic level too.

    So proud of our Brad.. haters sound like the bitter ninnies they are. I have not seen any really negative comments. Not counting the trolls that look foolish. Trying to spin this a s flop. Whatever.. You sound so dumb in light of how someone has never had a hit by herself. And that you actually think the entire USA gives a crap about Aniston and what was said about her.. that they stay away from movies. because of a few bitter women.

    Yeah.. grow up and get a clue. The majority of the world doesn’t care. And if you fools had that kind of movie pull you would have given Jennypoo a hit by herself.. has not happened.

    Go see Moneyball. great movie for everyone.. including the hags.

  • anon

    @queen jolie:

    At the risk of beating a dead horse; I had previously stated on another site after the “story” came out that the reality of Brad’s comments alienating anyone outside his fanbase and anyone who already didn’t have a rooting interest in his failure was ziltch to nada. And no one except the haters and fans would have any interest in this “story” past two episodes of ET.
    And I was right. It (his honest and non offensive reflections) was never going to affect his box office one way or the other. So congratulations to Brad and Moneyball for putting out a quality film ADULTS can enjoy.

  • queen jolie

    i guess ja parading everyday after the dull comment just to remind people tha she is a victim again so that people will not watch moneyball didn’t work.she must be very pissed, she thought she is that if people care about her..not all people live in the internet.and there’s life outside america.many people overseas doesn’t even know abou this drama.ive observe it this past few days, asking some friends about it and they dont even know about it.

  • bdj

    Moneyball: New Movie Will Paint Baseball’s Stats Revolution in New Light

    When it was first announced that a film version of Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball was being adapted into a film, the most common question that people had was how Hollywood was going to tackle a story that doesn’t end with in World Series triumph.

    Based on the reviews from critics and fans, the idea was not to try and “Hollywood” the story up by having the team win something that it didn’t win. Rather, it was about tackling the essence of Billy Beane, GM of the Oakland A’s.

    Whether you are a baseball fan or not, you should be able to appreciate what Beane had to do in order to build a team that is capable of winning a championship.

    Follow adamwells1985 on Twitter

  • Orchid

    @Tracy (302)
    It’s clear she isn’t over him, or wasn’t, until the Parade interview. She should be over him now. She must be embarrassed. All this time her fans thought that she dumped him. They have been thinking that, until the Parade.
    I guess now they’ll concentrate on Brad being “old” and “gross” and his movies “suck” and “bomb,” but they keep reading about him and looking at his pictures and talking about him! Really crazy people!

  • Orchid

    I will definitely see “Moneyball!” I know nothing about baseball so look forward to learning about it. At least a little!
    “Cogan’s Trade” sounds more like my kind of movie. I look forward to that too.

  • first and last post

    re:296 groundcontrol @ 09/25/2011 at 4:24 pm
    “Despite my experience with the underside of life it is amusing that it took crazed celebrity obsessed haterz to make me realize just how much crazy and emotional damage can be found among people who are not behind bars.”
    but…but, but…gc..”not behind bars”…YET…be patient…these are your potential clients…you can snatch them up with the secret code…”I love everything about Aniston.” LOL

  • anustin

    holly goline!! i can deep fry my spring roll on Threroux batman head.

  • Orchid

    @lulu (180)
    There never was a triangle. Brad made it official when he said what he said in the Parade interview!
    When he left, he LEFT! Some trolls seem to think that the reason he “keeps talking” about nippy is that he regrets leaving.
    He meant what he said in the interview, but he realizes that he should not have said it. So he is just being a gentleman by clarifying and saying nice things after the interview.

  • Moneyball Best of 2011

    …don’t know if I’d call MONEYBALL a baseball movie because it’s more about the business or the dealings behind it and in that sense, the concept could apply to other sports. Which is great because you don’t have to grow up liking baseball to enjoy MONEYBALL, which by the way is one of the best films of 2011 in my book.

  • bragfan

    Too funny! Red Sox fans think Brad might save their season LOL Well, they better throw in Hill too, they come as a package deal with the “wham mobile”

  • Flo 47

    Husband and I Loved the movie Moneyball.

  • Moneyball
    FEINBERG FORECAST: Christopher Plummer, Glenn Close, Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio in Hunt for First Oscars
    War Horse (Disney, 12/28, TBA, teaser)
    J. Edgar (Warner Brothers, 11/11, R, trailer)
    The Artist (The Weinstein Company, 11/23, TBA, trailer)
    Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics, 5/20, PG-13, trailer)
    The Help (Disney, 8/12, PG-13, trailer)
    Moneyball (Columbia, 9/23, TBA, trailer)
    The Descendants (Fox Searchlight, 11/23, R, trailer)
    The Ides of March (Sony, 10/14, TBA, trailer)
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Brothers, 12/25, TBA, TBA)
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Focus Features, 12/9, TBA, trailer)

    Steven Spielberg (War Horse)
    Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar)
    Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
    Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
    Bennett Miller (Moneyball)

    Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
    Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
    George Clooney (The Descendants)
    Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
    Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)

  • Jennipoo

    I am still pissed and all in a in a tizzy
    Enough to make the botox shift and my weave frizzy
    I got dumped; it’s been 6 years and more
    Yet Brad is the man, even better than before

    Brad’s in demand; oh, what a disgrace
    On every Tabloid should be MY face
    A marvel of surgical, the best intervention
    And some drug interaction that I won’t even mention

    I tried to take the spotlight from him
    lying and crying; whatever the whim
    Yet, it’s Brad they want and seem to revere
    While I have McStumpy; Oh, d*amn, oh dear!

  • Moneyball

    Richard Curtis, Lee Hall (War Horse)
    Tate Taylor (The Help)
    Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian (Moneyball)
    Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)
    George Clooney, Grant Heslov (The Ides of March)

    Dustin Lance Black (J. Edgar)
    Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
    Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
    Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)
    Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

    The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount, 12/23, TBA, trailer)
    Rango (Paramount, 3/4, PG, trailer)
    Happy Feet 2 (Warner Brothers, 11/18, TBA, TBA, trailer)
    Cars 2 (Disney, 6/24, TBA, trailer)
    Arthur Christmas (Sony, 11/23, TBA, trailer)

  • bragfan

    Sox owner John Henry shows up in ‘Moneyball’ movie trailer

    The trailer for “Moneyball,” the Brad Pitt flick based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book of the same name, hit the Web this week, and it looks promising. Pitt plays Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager who’s credited with using sabermetrics – a stats-heavy approach to evaluating talent – to turn around the formerly moribund franchise. The movie is co-written by “Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin and stars the always entertaining Jonah Hill as a character based on former A’s exec Paul DePodesta. (Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman also show up as former A’s manager Art Howe.) In the trailer, there’s a scene shot at Fenway Park between Pitt and a character that vaguely resembles John Henry. Is it supposed to be him? Yes. In an email today, the Sox owner told us he’s seen the movie and he is, in fact, in it. But – get this – he can’t remember who plays him. “Forgot the name of the actor,” Henry wrote. And darned if we know. The guy looks like a cross between John Heard, Ted Danson, and William Hurt, but it’s none of them, and the Internet Movie Database is no help at all. Last fall, when the movie filmed at Fenway, we asked the Sox owner who he’d like to play him. His reply: Sam Shepard.

  • Orchid

    That’s really good, Jennipoo! (331)

  • guest

    can’t believe he could be a-hole and a box office. money talks

  • LenLT

    Wow Moneyball was great. I know nothing about baseball but I was rooting for the underdog. Like he said it was an unfair game at the beginning. They couldn’t win with that budget. Gotta find a way to go against the system. The song added a nice touch at the end. I think they did great to end it like that. I loved the song. Hill’s performance was amazing. Brad’s was the best. They should do more movies together. Hags are lame to compare Moneyball to TLK. TLK is in 3D. Ticket price is more expensive. Also it’s for the kids. Last but not least TLK was is and always will be a great movie. Only $2 mil something less than TLK’s is a big success so get it together lame hags.

  • tyra


  • trust

    “Moneyball” stars Pitt as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who shook up the baseball world when his tight budget forced him to look for new ways to scout players. Jonah Hill co-stars as an economist who helps turn the A’s into a contender using statistical methods that identify undervalued athletes.

    With good reviews and Academy Awards buzz for Pitt and his “Moneyball” teammates, Sony hopes the film will stick around in theaters well into the fall.

    It was a solid start for a film that looked dead in the water after Sony benched a previous version of “Moneyball” just days before shooting was to start in 2009.

    That incarnation would have been made by Pitt’s pal Steven Soderbergh, who directed him in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies. But Sony pulled the plug in a squabble with Soderbergh over the script.

    Soderbergh departed, but Pitt stuck with it, determined to bring Michael Lewis’ best-seller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” to the screen.

    Much of the book dealt with the number-crunching sabermetrics system Beane adopted. To bring out the drama, Sony hired Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar winner for his screenplay on “The Social Network,” to rework a script whose previous scribes included Steven Zaillian, an Oscar winner for “Schindler’s List.”

    Bennett Miller, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “Capote,” was brought in to direct. Pitt also is a producer on the film.

    “It wasn’t the easiest code to crack. You had this really great book, but to translate it wasn’t necessarily the easiest thing,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s head of distribution. “You really needed people who believed in it, like Brad, and writers who understood it, and a director to really make it something very visual and compelling for folks to see.”

    “Dolphin Tale” managed a solid start despite unexpected competition for family audiences from “The Lion King.” Based on a true story, “Dolphin Tale” centers on a group of strangers who come together to save an injured dolphin.

    “The Lion King,” ”Moneyball” and “Dolphin Tale” managed a rare feat for typically quiet September, all finishing above $20 million for the weekend.

    Hollywood’s overall revenues came in at $122 million, up 21 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” led with $19 million, according to box-office tracker

    “This is one of the strongest September weekends I’ve ever seen,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “‘Lion King’ got people in the mood to go back to movies, especially the family audience, and look at the combination of that one and ‘Dolphin Tale.’ It shows that family audiences are willing to go to the movies whether it’s summer or fall.”

    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

  • Carly

    Brad is the producer for TOL and Moneyball. He gets credit for any awards nominations and wins of these two movies.

  • trust

    Kate Walsh hides under a hat and dark sunglasses as she leaves a theater in Hollywood on Saturday (September 24).

    The 43-year-old Private Practice actress checked out a screening of Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill!

    “Tw’eeps, I snuck out to watch ‘moneyball’ I enjoyed. Turns out: brad pitt is a movie star,” Kate wrote on her Twitter account.

  • Flo 47

    The Regency Theatre was full Today for MB.We love Angie and Brad and MB here in Colorado.

  • KFP2 B.O. Update

    Per THR: DreamWorks Animation/Paramount’s Kung Fu Panda 2, $495.6 million, international thru today. Per BOM domestic of $165.2M thru Friday. So approx. $660.8M worldwide.






  • Flo 47

    Been trying to post.Do you think aniston inc. grooming
    Justin to walk Aniston redcarpet. if Brad wins aniston will hand him oscar to pi** angie and big ratings for oscars.

  • Moneyball!!

    shibinvj007 @SukanyaVerma “You don’t have to love baseball to love Moneyball. Brad Pitt in the performance of a lifetime! SIX

  • bragfan

    Moneyball fan reviews. Love all the comments!




  • Rose

    Moneyball is a great success. They can’t keep a good, talented man down. I remembered Angie saying a long time ago, the truth will come out. Now we see with our own eyes sad spook on David letterman, Jan 5′ 2004 saying that her life was “so boring and uninteresting”. Lets see if the jen hens or Bonnie fuller of s. It, etc apologize to Brad for all their outrage and hateful comments.

  • wow

    bragfan @ 09/25/2011 at 7:46 pm


    Moneyball fan reviews. Love all the comments!

    Thanks for posting this one! Great fan reviews!

  • sprite

    Moneyball rocks! The theater was 75% full . Hubby wasn’t home at 12 from work, I was solo, but enjoyed it enough not to be annoyed with “too close” seating being alone. We will both see it next weekend when he is not on call. He is gonna love it! I only watch our team (BoSox) during the finals….sadly it won’t be this year. So watch Moneyball, you don’t need to be a baseball fan to love this movie!!

  • Dakota

    #331. You have quite the talent.:) Of course JA gives you a LOT of material to write these amusing poems (ditties). Thanks for making me laugh!!