The WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate utterly flopped this weekend — a fate predicted by its subject, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — taking in a paltry $1.7-million for Disney. It’s the worst debut this year for a film in such wide release.
The Fifth Estate, which was made for an estimated $26-million, faced a unique sort of competition: Not only had Assange decried the film, but his WikiLeaks organization released its own biopic of its founder, called Mediastan, for free. (Photo: DreamWorks)
One of the best things about Captain America is that he’s not a teenage wizard, a sentiment the movie-going public seems to share. But now that “Captain America: The First Avenger” has successfully launched what appears to be a billion-dollar franchise in the making, how else can those involved capitalize? The Post's Steve Murray provides a handy guide for anybody unclear on how to cash in on a blockbuster.