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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 conq on 8/20/2013 9:13:28 AM , Rating: 2
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creating millions of jobs, creating competition in the computer industry, shifting focus from pure cpu power to actual usability

Nah, I'd stop the list there. Except cpu power is important for the progress of humanity as a whole but not all the ma's and pa's of the world trying to check their email...

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I think my favorite lesson he taught us just before his death, is that the second a "PeeCee" maker tries to build a device with fit & finish of a Mac, they have to charge Mac prices

Really? That's your favorite lesson? The lame justification of why he charged so much more than his competitors? So he doesn't feel guilty about reaping extreme profits on his way out? I do find it funny how that "lesson" inspires an apple fan for justifying high product costs for something he bought. I would have instead expected to inspire entrepreneurs of finding reasons to charge more. There's a reason why Apple's profit margins are cushier than almost all of its competitors, it's because they convinced their customer base it's worth a higher premium. Case in point!

Anyway, imho, the most remarkable lesson is not one he originally taught, but one that he learned from his foster father. You paint both sides of the fence, even if you can't see the backside - because *you* will know you skimped out on quality and won't be able to sleep at night. That's commitment to perfection. That's a real "lesson", the lesson you cited is just ammunition for cannon fodder for cat fights in forums


RE: Reality?
By Solandri on 8/20/2013 2:27:43 PM , Rating: 3
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I think my favorite lesson he taught us just before his death, is that the second a "PeeCee" maker tries to build a device with fit & finish of a Mac, they have to charge Mac prices

Really? That's your favorite lesson? The lame justification of why he charged so much more than his competitors? So he doesn't feel guilty about reaping extreme profits on his way out? I do find it funny how that "lesson" inspires an apple fan for justifying high product costs for something he bought.

His conclusion is a total non-sequitor. If building a device with the fit & finish of a Mac required Mac prices, then Apple's profit margin would be the same as everyone else's.

Apple's much higher profit margin means they're charging a lot more for their products than it costs them to produce the increased fit & finish.


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