Politics? That’s So Last Week

Hollywood’s brief dalliance with political filmmaking appears to have been short-lived. As the election season steamrolls towards its conclusion, big-budget studios are turning back to that old Hollywood standby, escapism, to sell tickets. While left-leaning documentaries have done big business this year, “politically oriented films like Paramount’s Team America: World Police, which has taken in only about $23 million so far, and The Manchurian Candidate… with about $66 million in ticket sales, have been disappointments at the box office.”

Source: The New York Times - 10/28/04