From the Not-Quite-Oscar-Update file.
Fair Game, the story of American heroine (well, she used to be like heroine to anti-Bush lefties) Valerie Plame (of covertiness fame) was shut out -- as in not even mentioned, let alone nominated, and in no way even close to winning -- at the Oscars.
Oh, the humanity.
According to boxofficemojo.com, Fair Game had a $22M production budget. It has grossed $21,489,117 worldwide.
It apparently was frog marched out of theater release on Feb 17, a half a million short of production costs. A net loser, if you will.
But for our purposes here, let's zero in on domestic gross, which stands at $9,540,691. To put that into perspective, the story of Mr. and Mrs. Plame has grossed less money than the 1995 movie of the same name, starring Hollywood movie luminaries Cindy Crawford and Billy Baldwin, which pulled in $11,534,477.
But to be fair to Sean Penn and Naomi Watts and director Doug Liman (of Bourne series fame), the 1995 version of Fair Game ("Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her") didn't win any Oscars either.
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