Finke also notes some poetic justice:
Another movie opening was Paramount Vantage’s A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie in the story of journalist Daniel Pearl’s terrorist murder. It finished in 10th place with $1.1 mil Friday from 1,355 playdates for what should be a $4+ million weekend. But its per screen average was extremely low, indicating weak interest in this well-reviewed pic. I believe that releasing it this blockbuster-crowded summer, even as counter-programming, was a dumb movie. September would have been a better time.
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