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'The Dictator' Box Office: What's Next For Sacha Baron Cohen? Do you think he is Overatted?

Kyle 2012/05/21 12:51:11
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After all the camel rides, fake press conferences and one giant cleaning bill for Ryan Seacrest,
"The Dictator" was completely buried at the box office this weekend --
its underwhelming $17.4 million domestic total good enough for third
place, behind "Battleship" ($25.1 million) and "The Avengers" ($55.1
million).



Now the question is, what happens to Sacha Baron Cohen? Considering
all the (fake) publicity the comic drummed up for his latest release,
his film's weekend total was a disappointment. (Although, compared to
openings for Cohen's previous prank-filled flicks, "The Dictator" wasn't
a complete disaster: "Bruno" made $30.6 million and "Borat" came in at
$26.5 million.)



So will Cohen continue with his scare-the-sheltered American schtick?
With his role in the upcoming adaptation "Les Misérables," along with
rumors to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a future biopic, it's
clear Sacha is interested in portraying more than just another
Borat-type character. (His role as the Station Inspector in "Hugo"
definitely proved his worth as an actual actor.)



Then again, Cohen's not the type of person to let anyone but himself,
let alone pour box-office receipts, dictate his future projects. Even
so, would you want to see another Sacha comedy along the lines of "The
Dictator"? The film received decent reviews from critics and fans, so
maybe General Admiral Aladeen isn't the end of the line for what Sacha
Baron Cohen's best known for: Exploiting the stereotypes of the West.



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  • MadMax 2013/02/21 17:56:36
    yes
    MadMax
    I ache to smash him from existence and make his wife mine!
  • Hakking 2013/02/21 17:43:10
  • Neilapam 2013/02/21 17:41:31
    no
    Neilapam
    Its a wonderful movie, with a lot of good political jokes, and the speach about dictatorship is fascinating!
  • Navin Johnson (The Jerk) 2013/02/21 17:08:22
    no
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    borat was one of the funniest movies i've ever seen! his newest one though,not so much.
  • Bill 2012/05/22 03:39:12
    yes
    Bill
    This guy is a dick!
  • Nikki 2012/05/22 01:24:44
    yes
    Nikki
    +1
    too bad so sad... i knew it was gonna bomb....just look at dark shadows..
  • blissful 2012/05/21 21:43:11
    no
    blissful
    Maybe it was just bad timing?.. Well at-least he got his moment of fame.
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/05/21 18:59:47
    yes
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +1
    I don't find him funny at all, but Ironically the promos for this movie seem funny But the movie was released at a TERRIBLE time. It was caught up in the battle between Battleship and the Avengers..... it didn't stand a chance
  • Diana 2012/05/21 17:36:30
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    Diana
    +1
    There's nothing funny about him.I think he is childish and annoying.
  • cddjmikey 2012/05/21 17:03:33
    yes
    cddjmikey
    If we are truly lucky he will have pissed off the wrong people this time ! They will put out a price on his head for the way he insulted Islam and he will be forced to go into hiding for the rest of his life and not make any more movies !!!!!
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/05/21 16:10:57
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    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    He is. Just like Sean Penn. The difference between the two is that Sean Penn is an awesome actor. Penn's politics suck though.
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/05/21 15:03:48
    no
    Wayne TH G 333
    I think he is rated about right.
  • Oaces_boss_yo® 2012/05/21 13:30:25
  • Xerxes 2012/05/21 12:52:16
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    Xerxes
    +1
    Not funny

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