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Is Brad Pitt seen as too good a guy to play a hit man? Moviegoers this weekend gave a thumbs down to his crime thriller “Killing Them Softly,” which opened to a disappointing $7 million at the box office.
It’s Pitt’s worst box office opening ever, or at least since 1992’s “Cool World,” which took in $5.5 million. That one was on just 1,600 screens though. “Killing Them Softly” was in 2,422 theaters.
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The movie cost $15 million to make and got good reviews, still it seems unlikely it will break even.
The theory goes that Pitt was simply miscast as a bad guy despite the fact that he’s always played the good guy in past films, so Brad is just the victim of typecasting. Hmmm, time will tell.