Quick Note: "Jobs" Movie Flunks in Box Office, The Woz Not Impressed with Film
August 19, 2013 11:51 AM
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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.
died from complications with pancreatic cancer
on October 5, 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter
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I have seen Pirates of Silicon Valley
8/20/2013 10:44:28 AM
That is and will be the only movie about Apple I will ever watch. Steve Jobs became a bitter old drunk douche - bag. If anyone watches pirates they should agree. I don't see the point in a remake, just to glorify his life. He was a great visionary. Even Woz said it was shit!
"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
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