Peter Bart

Newtering The Arts

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While it may be in vogue to dwell on the similarities between politics and showbiz, the reality is that Washington and Hollywood, circa 1995, pose sharp contrasts in style. In Hollywood, for example…

The Best Laid Dreams

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If a serious economist ever tried to analyze the arcane ways of Hollywood, a nervous breakdown might quickly overtake him. Examine the inverse relationship between profitability and capital…

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    No Good Deed

    Daily Gross:$1.2M

    Cume to09.17.14: $28.9M

    No Good Deed

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    Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$586,451

    Cume to09.17.14: $307.9M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
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    Dolphin Tale 2

    Daily Gross:$506,166

    Cume to09.17.14: $17.6M

    Dolphin Tale 2

    3
    Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%

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CAA's Sounds Of Silence

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At first glance, it doesn't strike you as a world-class collectors' item: On one side of the silver coin is the number 20; on the other side, the outlines of the Creative Artists Agency headquarters…

Small Pix No Quick Fix

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A couple of years ago I found myself at the airport in Venice chatting with a very smart, and utterly depressed, young filmmaker named Steven Zaillian. Zaillian had just directed his first feature…

The Tyranny Of Talk

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The enthronement of Newt Gingrich last week represented another milestone in the convergence of politics and showbiz. With Newt's ascension, packs of talkradio hosts from around the country invaded…

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