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    Comedy took a beating at the domestic box office over Father's Day weekend as 1980s jukebox musical Rock of Ages and Adam Sandler's R-rated That's My Boy did dismal business in their debuts. Instead, it was holdovers Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Prometheus that continued to top the chart, staying at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively with $35.5 million and $20.2 million. Rock of Ages topped out at $15.1 million to place third; That's My Boy grossed $13 million to come in No. 5 after being bested by holdover Snow White and the Huntsman ($13.8 million).

    Madagascar 3, from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount, fell less than 42 percent from its opening weekend and has earned $120.5 million in its first 10 days of play domestically and a resounding $277.5 million worldwide (the toon also won the international race in grossing $53 million for the weekend).
    Twentieth Century Fox's Prometheus, falling 60 percent, has now earned $88.9 million domestically.

    The soft performances of Adam Shankman's musical Rock of Ages -- with an all-star ensemble cast including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand -- and That's My Boy are major disappointments for their respective studios and stars, and particularly Sandler.

    VIDEO: 'Rock of Ages' Star Malin Akerman on Tom Cruise: 'He Transformed Himself Into a Rock Star'

    Rock of Ages, from New Line and Warner Bros., received a so-so B CinemaScore. The movie came in far behind Shankman and New Line's 2007 Hairspray and Universal's 2008 Mamma Mia! Both of those movies -- likewise based on hit Broadway films -- opened just north fo $25 million.
    One issue for Rock of Ages was that it failed to rally younger moviegoers, despite leads Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta. Nearly 75 percent of the audience was over the age of 25, the demo that most relates to the film's music. Females made up the majority of those buying tickets, or 62 percent.
    "The numbers aren't great. It's hard to fathom since the movie plays so well," Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said. "I'm still optimistic we can overperform during the week because of women."
    Box Office Report: 'Rock of Ages,' 'That's My Boy' Flop in Their Debuts; 'Madagascar 3' Still Rules - Yahoo! Movies

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    'Rock of Ages' Star Malin Akerman on Tom Cruise: 'He Transformed Himself Into a Rock Star'
    Evidently - not so much.
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    Cruise takes himself waaay too seriously to pull off comedy IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    Cruise takes himself waaay too seriously to pull off comedy IMHO.
    Although, he did a great job playing Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder

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    Tom Cruise film flops
    Couldn't happen to a more deserving ass.
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    Every time a Tom Cruise film flops, an Angel gets its wings.

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    I can’t see many 40 year old women will be going to see this. This one won’t be going. And we all know he’s a short bloke pushing fifty in a wig, hardly Rock Star material!
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    I used to be a tom cruise fan....until he opened his mouth about post partum depression. Ever since then, I can't stand to look at him.
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    I still want to see it because I love John Waters
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    In fairness, I don't think the film flopped because of Tom but bad reviews. The last Mission Impossible did pretty decent at the box office.

    What is John Waters connection to this film? I thought he directed it but then I read it was Adam S.

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    I thought he wrote the original play? Let me look

    Edit: Here we go. I am so surprised! The ads had me fooled. I thought it had John Waters written all over it

    http://www.buffalonews.com/entertain...icle904736.ece

    Maybe that's why it flopped. It wasn't TRUE Waters. (Though he's certainly had some flops)
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    Jennifer Aniston's boyfriend wrote the screenplay
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    Maybe that's why it flopped? Cuz he sucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalique View Post
    Jennifer Aniston's boyfriend wrote the screenplay
    That fact alone would be the only reason I need to not pay to see that movie.
    ....along with Tom Cruise being in it.

    I don't support douches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icepik View Post
    Although, he did a great job playing Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder
    That was a comedy????
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Fawlty View Post
    I can’t see many 40 year old women will be going to see this. This one won’t be going. And we all know he’s a short bloke pushing fifty in a wig, hardly Rock Star material!
    You make him sound just like Nikki Sixx....
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