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Update: ‘The Green Zone’ Bombs At The Box Office

. . .Universal/Relativity’s Green Zone fired up $14.5 million off 3,003 sites in second, with a total worldwide weekend of $24.2 million. While most Middle Eastern war pics face a challenge at the box office, Universal vied to overcome that stigma in its marketing by hyping up the connection between star Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass and their Bourne action films. Next to its lofty $130 million production cost, the weekend doesn’t bode well for Green Zone with grosses falling way outside the range of the $50 million-plus bows associated with the Bourne franchise


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