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'The American': George Clooney Drops Late Summer Box Office Bomb?

The American with Violante Placido, George Clooney Sept. 10 '10, update: For the second day in a row, not a single movie earned more than $1 million at the North American box office on Thursday, Sept. 9, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Even though three among the top-ten movies posted attendance gains on Thursday, the top ten were down 37.2 percent compared to a week ago, and 46 percent compared to three weeks ago. Among the top twelve movies, five posted gains, including Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee's surprising 59.9 percent jump. On the top spot, Anton Corbijn-George Clooney's The American earned only $723,000. After nine days, the thriller/drama has taken in a mere $22.43 million. At no. […]


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'The American': George Clooney Drops Late Summer Box Office Bomb?



George Clooney 'The American' Reviews

George Clooney stars in Anton Corbijn's The American, in which he plays a hitman about to quit his profession. While on assignment (and in hiding) in a Italian village, he falls for a good-looking, kind-hearted local prostitute (Violante Placido). The American has been compared to the Matt Damon vehicle The Bourne Identity. I'm not sure if anyone has compared it to Jean-Pierre Melville's Le samoura├», which starred Alain Delon as a cold-hearted hitman. Adapted by Rowan Joffe from Martin Booth's novel A Very Private Gentleman, The American has received mixed reviews. Below are a few samples. Distributed by Focus Features, The American opens in the United States today. Clooney, particularly earlier in his career, was often compared to Humphrey Bogart, […]


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George Clooney 'The American' Reviews