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After its opening weekend, the movie only generated $6.7 million

The death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was a huge event in tech history two years ago, but the recent film to commemorate his career seems to be failing in the box office.

Even the Woz didn't like it. 

"I saw 'Jobs' tonight," said Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Jobs. "I thought the acting throughout was good. I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie.

"One friend who is in the movie said he didn't want to watch fiction so he wasn't interested in seeing it."


The film, simply titled "Jobs," was released in theaters last Friday. After its opening weekend, the movie only generated $6.7 million -- putting it in seventh place among new film popularity in regards to box office sales.

"Jobs" was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and starred Ashton Kutcher as Jobs.

"Lee Daniels’ The Butler" took the No. 1 spot in the North American box office, collecting $25 million. "We're the Millers" came in second place with $17.8 million and "Kick-Ass 2" took third place at $13.56 million. 

Jobs died from complications with pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter



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RE: Reality?
By JackBurton on 8/19/2013 4:47:55 PM , Rating: 1
[quote]It's a company and he was a business man[/quote]

Yes, and Standard Oil was "just" a company and John D. Rockefeller was "just" a businessman (one of the most ruthless businessmen in history at that). History won't get over him, and it would be a great disservice to everyone if it did. Same with Jobs.

Like it or not, Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of the biggest influential tech leaders of this era, right along with Bill Gates.


RE: Reality?
By retrospooty on 8/19/2013 5:03:55 PM , Rating: 2
"Like it or not, Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of the biggest influential tech leaders of this era, right along with Bill Gates."

That is correct. Now stop feverishly salivating over him you nutjob, and put that thing away FFS. You like the product? Great, buy it.

No-one needs to hear your psycho angry rant anytime anyone says anything about Apple that isnt 100% complimentary. I repeat, Apple is a company and Jobs was a business man.


RE: Reality?
By Reclaimer77 on 8/19/2013 5:16:39 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
Like it or not, Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of the biggest influential tech leaders of this era, right along with Bill Gates.


You're joking right? Bill Gates?

Jobs greatest talent was making existing technologies profitable. Without Gates, we wouldn't even HAVE most of those technologies.

If Apple disappeared from existence most of us wouldn't even be effected, at all. Sorry but that's a fact. Without Microsoft, more specifically Windows, we're plunged into the technology equivalent of the stone age.


RE: Reality?
By Motoman on 8/19/2013 6:12:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Like it or not, Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of the biggest influential tech leaders of this era, right along with Bill Gates.


Only because we're surrounded by mouth-breathing morons like you who can't differentiate between a con artist and an innovator.

Steve Jobs is more like the 2nd coming of PT Barnum than someone to compare to Gates.


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