Chihuahua Flick Beats Oliver Stone's Bush-bash at Box Office– "W" Comes In 4th

Latest Bush-bash comes in 4th behind bee and chihuahua movies.

Hugo Chavez supporter Oliver Stone failed to draw the large Bush-hating crowd he was expecting.

Max Payne,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and “The Secret Life of Bees” out-polled Oliver Stone’s Bush-bash ‘W’ this weekend at the box office.
Yahoo Movies reported:

Movie-goers elected a “W,” but it was Mark Wahlberg, not George W. Bush.

Wahlberg’s action flick “Max Payne” debuted with $18 million to outdo Oliver Stone’s film biography of George W. Bush, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Stone’s “W.” actually ran fourth, opening with $10.6 million to finish behind the family comedy “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (No. 2 with $11.2 million) and the chick flick “The Secret Life of Bees” (No. 3 with $11.1 million).

Lionsgate’s “W.,” starring Josh Brolin as Bush, came in well behind the $18.7 million debut of Stone’s last movie, 2006’s Sept. 11 saga “World Trade Center.” That movie opened in nearly 3,000 theaters, about 900 more than “W.,” however.

Playing in 2,030 cinemas, “W.” averaged a solid but unremarkable $5,197 a theater, compared with a $6,334 average for “World Trade Center.” “W.” was shot on a modest budget of $25 million.

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