Will Smith

It looks like mega actor Will Smith has another flop on his hands.

Smith's latest movie, Concussion, about NFL-related brain injuries, took in a meager $11 million at the box office over the weekend. The film's budget was $35 million according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

One headline in the film's ambitious marketing campaign read: "Concussion’ Could Change the Way Youth Football Is Played Forever."

Critics slammed the film's director and producer for taking artistic license with the film's basic premise -- and fabricating outright lies.

For instance, Dr. Bennet Omalu was credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the movie. But medical scholars note the condition was named 85 years ago. The film makes no mention of that.

'Concussion' also blamed CTE for the deaths of several retired NFL players who actually committed suicide.

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hate that. He still may win an award for his performance

  • Angela

    This was an inside job by the NFL bigwigs. They made sure it ? because they didn't like what the movie was based on and how the rules of the NFL are probably going to be changing.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Not surprised. Really didn't seem like something people would run out to see in the first place, let alone when Star Wars is showing.

    Are we going to get a Tamir Rice post?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    They didn't promote it as big as they should have I didn't know about it until close to premiere date. sooo..ok maybe DVD sales will help..

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I PROMISE I ALREADY MADE PLANS TO WAIT FOR REDBOX...

  • Angela

    Why get a Tamir Rice post? WE knew this was going to happen. WE know what WE must do.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well I might be in the minority ... but just from the previews Will's accent threw me off ...... it was terrible .... maybe Ildris would have been better in the role ... that's not to say the movie wasn't good .... I just wasn't feeling that (obviously) fake accent from Will meh ....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I thought the same thing but I was hopinh it was just the clips they showed...hoping that maybe the accent was better in the movie as a whole. Sounded like he has rocks in his throat...

  • Just Keya

    I believe that too. smdh. The NFL could care less about these players. Once you can't make them any money, that's it. Scum bags.

  • Yoni

    I had/have no desire to see this movie. I'm still mad that The H8ful Eight has only ONE SHOWING in the whole city.......and it's TODAY! I'm not going....b/c I'm mad. LOL

  • Just Keya

    This movie was never gonna get it's due. The NFL is NOT trying to A) acknowledge any of this, because it would mean they had to pay out big bucks. and B) Look bad in any way shape of form. Not to mention, the promo for this movie was not great. IJS JMO

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Why not get a Tamir Rice post? I knew that white boy was going to abscond and I knew his azz would be found but how many posts have we gotten on that? I know that there are men out here walking around with tits and dycks and we have gotten how many post on that?

    And what do you think we must do?

  • Milani

    Or Djimon Hounsou...somebody believable.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I saw a crap ton of commercials and I heard him on te radio talking about it. The NFL had nothing to do with my lack of interest.

  • Just Keya

    I never heard any radio promo and only saw a few commercials. But that's just me.

  • Milani

    I'm an avid football fan, and I love all things, football...but I'm just not interested in this movie. :tea:

  • Just Keya

    I am more interested in what the movie was trying to talk about than the movie it's self. And why more people don't know about it. And what the NFL is going to do for the players it has affected. SO for all of that, I could just do the education.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Not to be funny or anything but if you are playing football in 2015 and you don't know that running full force, head first into someone, is bad for your health. I'm just saying...it's not 1975. EVERYone should be aware of the risk/dangers associated with professional sports, particularly football.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah .... I believe that was his fake (obviously) accent ..... to be honest he sounded like me trying to speak with an accent ..... I didn't feel moved to see this movie or even purchase it on DVD BLU RAY .... that's just me doe

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I agree !!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Million Dollar Slaves...

  • Mel

    he might still win an award tho

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I thought he did ok. I just wasnt interested in seeing it. Not a big will Smith fan

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ^^^ This .... like now I'm not understanding the sudden outrage with this nfl mess .... hell it's your choice to play a contact sport ... that's the risk you take ..... js ..... Imagine them coming out with a movie specifically geared towards brain damage and boxing ..... hell ya head is getting pounded constantly ...... and now you complain that ya have brain damage .... hell being slurred like Rocky Balboa is a risk you take in the sport ..... js

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I guess .... I wasn't feeling it at all ..... didn't feel moved to see it period

  • SameoleJ

    I was just thinking this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    but what I don't understand is why folks feel the NFL should pay ..... hell .... common sense will tell you that's a chance anytime you get hit constantly .... ya brain is getting rocked ..... that's a chance the athletes choose to take ... when they sign the contract .. hence why they have physical therapist etc on standby .... why complain now ... or even feel outrage ... that's the chance they take ... not to mention .... they get paid to take that chance js ....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It is just that...a risk and a choice that you make. Exactly why I'm not here for the slave references.

    Obviously if there is something that can be done by the leagues to reduce risk, then it should be done. But until then...or until they decide to take a stand and demand better...they know what they are signing up for.

  • Yoni

    So, er, uhm.....what is everybody doing for NYE? Cooking?

  • 1/8

    I think this movie's subject matter is too cerebral for the average moviegoer. Pun intended.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile Hello !!!!! That overated acting in that role ... turned me off just saying .... don't get wrong ... I like Will in certain roles .... but Muhammad Ali was another role that should have been given to someone else ... js .... he can't play everything ... that's jmo

  • Too Many Colors

    If Sandra didn't post on Tamir Rice yesterday? Doubtful it's gonna happen.

    It could. But I doubt it

  • 88

    I saw that movie it was disgusting.

  • SameoleJ

    I think it is more that the doctors that the NFL provided gave these players the okay to return to playing and deemed them okay. If a physician says you are okay, you think good. If this physician is being paid to not tell you the full nature of your injuries and what long term affect it has on you, then that is a problem. Most of these players didn't have an attorney, management or even education so they were taken advantage of, in those days. Now, I would side eye them a bit, as there are too many resources to make sure they are represented correctly. If you recall, there was some talk that when Ali would sustain an injury, his medical people would give him pain medicine and let him continue fighting.

  • Yoni

    Define: disgusting

  • 88

    Exactly ppl are not interested in the TRUTH they rather watch fantasy (star wars).

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and even still I still don't see better in that kind of sport ...... they are getting tackled ...... as in slammed !!!! Constantly .... unless they running around in air balloons ... I see no way of fixing this problem ...

  • Just Keya

    I feel that for the players back then, when the NFL was trying to act like nothing was wrong with the players, and not providing the proper care, those are the people who should be paid. And the NFL should be trying to make sure these doctors who really work for them, are not just giving out medication and sending the players back out to do more damage.

  • Too Many Colors

    I can't wait. I heard a lady saws off an arm on a corpse. Jennifer Jason Leigh.

    Most every QT movie is utterly disgusting.

    Kill Bills. Both of em.
    Django
    Natural Born Killahs

  • 88

    Nasty, Bottom of the barrel, demonic TRASH!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lmbo @ running around in balloons. We're on the same page.

  • Too Many Colors

    Just regular Quentin Tarantino

  • Just Keya

    Yup. And playing games and eating and being with family! You?

  • 88

    Jackie Brown is the only QT movie I can tolerate.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Okay I get that .... totally ..... but IJS that risk is there from day one ..... all risk including the coaches deceptions .... because I guarantee it was done in High school .... they passed so many football players in classes only so they could be on the team ....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile !!!! rofl ..... why I pictured them in balloons on the field

  • SameoleJ

    I am still hurting over it, like it was my own child. And to release the decision around the holidays just makes it worse. He should have been opening his gifts and enjoying the holidays with family.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Good Morning Ms SANDRA, hope you had a blessed Holiday.

    Folks can't stand the truth. FOOTBAL is everything to Americans can imagine poeole wanting to suport it. Heard it was great, I'm going to see it today, with hubby and sons.

  • Yoni

    But that is how Quentin is. His movies are over the top. Did you see Django? Pulp Fiction? ALL the Kill Bill's? From Dusk Til Dawn......etc.? :yeshrug:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That problem should have been addressed back then ... js

  • Too Many Colors

    Why I said "most every". Not all are gory.

  • Yoni

    Schleep.

  • 1/8

    Very few people want to go to the movies to think and there's nothing romantic or sexy about concussions.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep !!! Cause I would !!!! I see enough truth daily hun

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What "days" are yall talking about? If the NFL colluded with medical professionals to encourage athletes to play, despite clear injuries, then yes they should most definitely be held responsible. However, if the issue is that fatal or severe head trauma is resulting after years of ramming your head into a 250 lb solid muscle grown man... I don't know. Let me think on this for a few minutes.

    Also, if you make 10 million dollars a year and you do NOT have your own personal physicians/specialists, there is a serious problem with you...and you may have had brain damage before you started playing.

    Let me think on this though.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    We will be at church then home.

    Fish and shrimp new years eve

    Dinner

    Lamb chops, greens and blacked eyes peas

    Cornbread

    What u got on it

  • Yoni

    I'm certain of it.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Girl, like that beer commercial...they are playing soccer in those big balloons.

  • Too Many Colors

    I'm still sad I'm NEVER getting the third Kill Bill. Ever.

  • SameoleJ

    This is true, but I am sure when they went pro, they figured they had a top notch physician, who would care about their health. After all, they were an "investment". I don't think any of them thought the physicians wouldn't be honest and transparent about the damage their bodies were taking. And in the movie, it is told how the NFL destroyed people's lives and medical careers to keep this secret a secret and not have to pay, so they knew the risk and kept that from the players. As for Willie from Philly acting in every film he has a hand in bringing to screen.........he irks me with that. He is not and has never been the best actor and cannot play every role.

  • Michelle Mack

    Same thing I was thinking. I saw this movie.....on the Amazon firestick and it should raise a lot of questions and concerns bUT it won't because there is lots of money to be made in this modern day slave trade where they are sold to the highest bidder.

  • Just Keya

    I agree, it should of. But from my understanding, the NFL was not trying to hear all that and it was really congress who made them start looking into it and taking it serious.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I don't care enough to think on it .... that's a risk you take as an athlete .. .this shyt want ever be up for debate with me ..... coming from an ex athlete that have knee problems and ankle problems .... I know how I got them aches and pains .... because I chose to run track, play basketball, and dance ..... I ain't blaming my coaches for that ... that was my choice .... freewill choice

  • Too Many Colors

    That damn wedding.

    Cries cause I'm so over it Jesus

  • SameoleJ

    They didn't make that kind of money back then. And the NFL "provided" them with physicians, so no they didn't think they needed a personal doctor.

  • Yoni

    Some hotsauce on the fish (pending on what kind you cooking) and some butter and garlic and or cocktail sauce or scampi sauce and some noodles on the the shrimp.

    No offense but, I won't terch your lamb chops. Hopefully your greens and peas aren't cooked with any swine and I don't do cornbread, but maybe you can cook some okra for me.

  • LuLu

    That's why I didn't want to see it! THAT and the absence of a moustache! LOL

  • Too Many Colors

    Hey hun.

  • Just Keya

    Hey boo hey.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    LMAO!!! Rofl ..... sn: I bet that is much more exciting anyways

  • 88

    I saw those in passing but never really payed attention to them....Hateful Eight was just down right pathetic I had to walk out the room when samuel l jackson started get sucked up by the white boy----NASTY!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I hear you. Whatever they were making then, was significantly more than what the average American is making.

    But I'm still thinking on it.

  • 88

    Not all? That's the ONLY one.

  • Auditor

    I agree...lol even when my a$s heard about it I was like huh...don't nobody wanna see that!

  • Just Keya

    Well all I know is that the NFL ended up having to pay out $765 million to 4,500 former players for ignoring the concussions and the brain damage that the continued concussions caused. And to me 765 million is nothing to sneeze at and tells me they knew they were wrong.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I feel you. But I like to think about this kind of stuff and I'm not working sooooo. But in order to assume a risk, you have to have knowledge.

    I'm going to mull this over.

  • 88

    Enjoy the brainwashing!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But the risk was there from the very beginning ..... there will never imo be away to dissolve this problem in this type of contact sport .... I don't think so ..... do you know how complicated the brain is .... there are still things we are learning about the human brain .... till this day ..... they chose that risk ...

  • Yoni

    New post - Coochie and Cl!itina scissoring

  • SameoleJ

    You also have to factor in 1. lack of education 2. NFL provided management 3. lack of medical knowledge.......unlike today where the players are going to college and have separate management. The reason why players now don't have these issues at such a high rate, is because some one finally asked questions and did the research and brought light to the situation. Some of the physicians who called the NFL out on their practices, lost careers and licenses.

  • Yoni

    Fvk you mean "sucked up"? #boondocksmug

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Which would indicate, to me, that the first scenario I proposed occurred.

  • 1/8

    A few days ago, a member of the Chicago Bears said, as long as you "eat right" and "live right," CTE won't be an issue.

    I've said it before and I'll say it, again... athletes are not drafted because of their intelligence.

  • Yoni

    I think there is one. Look up his movies.

  • 88

    Exactly what I said the white boy gave sam some sloppy in the movie and they showed up.

  • SameoleJ

    Yes, the physicians were paid to minimize the extent of the damage and get the players back on the field.

  • Auditor

    Yea I heard he's coming out with the 3rd one next year

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    MAJORITY of the players don't make alot of money in the sports. Only the stars of the team. the rest.. 70% average about 1.9mil. some less than a million before taxes soo.. . NFL isn't as glamorous as youd think

  • Auditor

    Lol nope everyone I knew in high school was slow as a rock...

  • Yoni

    Sam went out like THAT?....Hell, won't be the first time I've watched gay p0rn.

  • Too Many Colors

    Whatever they were making then, was significantly more than what the average American is making.
    ^^^^^^^
    Wait. What the average person is making now or was making then? Cause I read they only made $25,000 in 1960's. And when Frank Gifford was playing football in the 50's...the player who started all of this who just passed, football didn't even have a Super Bowl. Super Bowl didn't even start til 1966. It's same age as my sister. It didn't become a huge, commercialized, money making entity, until well into the 70's.

  • SameoleJ

    You are not factoring that a medical professional was telling these players that they were okay to play and that there was no real concern. So, although they chose to play a contact sport, they trusted a professional who failed them.

  • 88

    *exits*..........

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Brainwashing aye ...... you speaking to a person that reads constantly hun ..... I don't get my facts from movies .... especially anything on the big screen ..... Number 1 ..... and number 2 ...... I watch movies to escape from the madness realities of the world .... quiet as it's kept I'm extremely conscious about realties .... with that being said .... I have been many things .... but Brainwashing has never been one of em !!!! "SELAH"

  • Hater

    Lol, true - they are just athletes and no braniacs! They keep proving that over and over, therefore the NFL dont really care if that 'brain' goes to waste....

  • Hater

    Lol on the scissoring....

  • Too Many Colors

    It's never coming out. He had interview saying he moving past it.

  • Too Many Colors
  • BubblingBrownSuga

    It was meant to show that the white man was willing to do anything to save his life. I think QT uses black people in his movies just to use the n-word excessively.

  • Kilroy

    Regardless who founded the disease, the illness is real.
    Head injuries are no joke and as the film illustrated the human brain has no cushion as the ram or the woodpecker.
    When we hit our heads of here is nothing to stop the movement of the brain.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Actually I am ..... not excusing it either..... my point is the root to this fiasco and that this is a choice to even play such a dangerous sport.... along with subjecting themselves to possible deceptions (a risk) .... you take that risk in contact sports ... you do

  • Yoni

    Probably. But nowadays, it doesn't need a single black character in it for them to use it as freely as they feel.

  • Yoni

    Oh.

  • Yoni

    *throws up the dueces*

  • Tammie Reed

    Had no interest in seeing this movie and I could have seen it at an advance press screening. I'm already depressed enough from what is going on in the world, need more feel good movies, not this!

  • 1/8

    There's a reason so many of them end their careers, flat broke.

  • 1/8

    Not everyone?! LMAO!

  • understandingoverignorance

    Did you hear about that small film called Star Wars Awaken...11 million is a very good start. But this film isn't about big box office returns its about bringing to light a major cover-up by the NFL when it came to concussions...Will Smith will win an Oscar and a few other awards for his performance.

  • 1/8

    Sports-related brain injuries lack mass-appeal, and it's hard to feel sympathetic toward someone who's being paid a boatload of money to chase a ball around.

  • SameoleJ

    We are more educated than they were then, so we can look at the complete picture. Take it back to when this all came out and prior and the knowledge was not available. At one time, they were not even provided with the kind of head gear and body protection that is mandatory now. Even if it was a choice, it wasn't an educated one because they weren't given the education.

  • Thatgirljd

    ion wanna see it..***Kanye shrug***

  • Auditor

    Oh OK dang

  • Auditor

    True

  • Auditor

    YES everyone...sadly I hope my nephew smartens up or I believe he will be one too lol

  • PrettyBrown28

    It's more than what I and some CEOs, doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges...etc make. So it's safe to say...they're still doing pretty good.

  • 1/8

    LMAO! ? You're so optimistic! I hope the kid beats the odds.

  • Hater

    True dat, dear!

  • Auditor

    Lol that's what his grandma said not me lol

  • Danger

    Seem like white ppl are entitled to a bad movie but black ppl aren't. You win some and you lose some. Tom Cruise has a ish load of bad movies, but he's some how still the man in hellawood.

  • jussaying

    Did they release it nationwide? This would have been better in limited release independent theaters. Will Smith did not do this for box office hits though - if he wanted a box office win, all he would need to do is sign up for the remake of Independence Day, they were offering him big money to do that.

  • jussaying

    Pretty sure this wasn't based on events in 2015 though right? This was based when all of these facts first started coming to light. it's not about them playing and sustaining injuries - any physical contact sport, that is a possibility and expected. It is about affecting policies that a) regulate the types of physical contact permitted in the game; and b) ensuring physicians/coaches/franchise owners are not negligent and deceptive about the injuries sustained and giving them proper time to recuperate from said injuries so as not to kill them. There are laws that protect manual laborers, I don't see why having laws to protect the athletes you cheer for is seen as something unnecessary or trivial?

  • jussaying

    This is definitely on my list along with The Big Short which goes over the financial disaster of 2008. I'd rather see this than that dumb mop movie Jennifer Lawrence stars in, Joy.

  • 1/8

    I don't know how many theaters are playing the movie, but PBS has been showing their documentary on the subject, non-stop.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Now I can agree with u on that

  • Smith Jane

    I heard he performed very well, in the film. I don't have any interests in watching serious dramas. I feel like there are more depressing films in theaters than comedy. Nevertheless, I'm sure Will ain't hurting for coins. It's good that the film was made. (Shrugs)

  • Smith Jane

    I just typed the same thing! We need more light hearted comedies. Between the politics, racism, violence in the black community, and this shitty weather, folks could use more humor and light hearted topics

  • Empress

    I blame his foundation. Cremation #5

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Well when you compare to the longevity of the sport then no it averages out you can be a CEO doctor etc for 30 40 years, NFL.. 10 maybe.. so.. the quick upfront money for a few years and risk health especially if Im not a star player making dub digit millions.. I would rather(just me) not risk it.

  • Sucker Free

    Im kinda miffed at sandra for this...i asked twice yesterday to no avail. We need to talk about this, i believe a post would be cathartic

  • Hmmm~?

    Never heard of it. It's probably a good movie though.

  • Renee Bee

    Hellawood! I may have to borrow that.

  • Renee Bee

    Noooooo! Say it ain't so 88! Sloppy toppy!! Uuuggghhh! ?

  • Missy

    Nominated for an Oscar though

  • PrettyBrown28

    The amount of money NFL players make in 1 year alone can parlay into other business ventures outside the NFL. Some choose to stay because they love the game. EVERYTHING has a risk. Working in chemical plants, paper mills, food industries, hospitals are very hazardous to our health...and we're not getting paid a million to do so. If I was a man and could play football...and had a chance at the NFL...I would play for at least 2 years just to get a mil.

  • Missy

    Oscar nominated

  • Stephanie

    I disagree with you about Tom Cruise; he is a laughing stock in Hollywood for Being in a Scientology cult.

  • Sucker Free

    I think football is simply too treasured in this country by not only the NFL...its ingrained in our psyche from pee wee leagues on up...recall the penn state scandal...those people turned a blind eye to a pedophile. Of course this bombed.....i wouldnt go see a free play about this subject let alone pay to see a film...hollywood can be so dumb

  • lil goodie

    I went and saw this movie this weekend...it's not a bad movie..it's just not his best...when you think of some one like Will Smith in a movie..you think greatness...it was just good for what it was....

  • Cricket404

    It's hard to watch Will Smith play a foreigner, its not the same as when they play us- like Idris.

  • GuestSTAR

    I know, maybe its the accent coming out of Will's mouth.

  • Danger

    And none of that has stopped him from getting cast in a movie.

  • Kanyade

    That and the fact that he has his own production company along with friends in high places.

  • Kanyade

    Also it is Oscar-bait. With some films you can tell. For me it makes me less inclined to want to watch.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    THIS doesnt suprise me in the least.we're talking about a BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY that power structure is (dare i say) pure aryan.if they wont let a BLACK MAN buy/own an NFL TEAM...surely they arent gone let a BLACK MAN come and do remotely anything that cud be misconstrude as TAKING THEM ON!!!!a clear statement is being made here and its:THEY DONT CARE HOW SMART,HOW RICH,HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU KNOW,OR WHAT YOU MAY HAVE.....(in my trick daddy vc)YOU STILL A NIGGAH!

  • Kanyade

    This movie and movies like it (dramas) are definite rentals.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    I.REFUSE!!!!to.deal!!!!!????

  • OvertheMississippi

    I no longer support his projects.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    True everything has risk but not everything has the same risk. 2 year for 1million=500,000 a year...before taxes it puts you in the30.33% tax federal, 9.61% state 1.47% Social Sec, 1.45 Medicare.. all in all they will TAKE 57.14% out your check up top your take home 285.72.23.. a year. Now if you were seriously injured in that two years..do you think that will last you the rest of your life..Im pretty sure as a baller you would buy at least a decent house 150,000...not even a luxury car $50,000.. do you plan to eat drink pay electricity etc? Only MAJORS(stars performers) get signed to endorsement deals. do your education. like i said 70% make 1.9 only the 20% make better than that 10% don't break a mil.. so what do you do after your career had ended in those two year? You only making 500,000 so you're not a Major so endorsements for you are slim to none.. read up on the truth Pretty.

  • Xsjado

    Should have been in Independence Day 2...lol

    For real, I thought it was a good movie. Too bad the box office says otherwise..

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It wasn't on my list but best wishes to him during Oscar season.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I agree with you. Besides the fact that I am done with that family.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    Its actually a pretty good movie though, i liked it.

  • tynamight

    Great movie!

  • Blue

    They had Concussion playing at the barbershop last week. SMH. I wanted to see it @ the movies too. n*ggas.

  • understandingoverignorance

    Will has a good range on the real..don't hate..he is already generating golden globe buzz....A win for this movie would be better than Traing Day and Denzel.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I went to the private screening of this movie that Will Smith attended. He is really campaigning for an Oscar. Most actors that win Oscars, movies aren't blockbuster hits right away. Will WILL win this time. So it doesn't matter how it does in the Box Office. It will make back it's budget

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (tugs at belt,in my SURI vc)HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR DR.MANHATTAN????

  • Str8Shooter

    And none of Smiths flops prevented him from making more movies either. Cruise had a widely publicized string of flops as did Sandler. Quit playing the race card.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I went to the private screening of this movie with Will in attendance. He does an EXCELLENT JOB IN IT! Will is really campaigning for an Oscar which he will win this time. Most actors that win Oscars, movies aren't blockbusters or even that well known. It will make its budget back. After his Oscar win.

  • Wildcat34

    I agree. To me, he hasn't made a decent movie in quite some time. I tried to watch Focus, but it was too damn boring. I loved him in Enemy of the State.

  • PrettyBrown28

    Did you read what I typed? Or better yet, did you COMPREHEND what I typed? If YOU do your research, most athletes parlay their earnings into OTHER business ventures...meaning that they have more than ONE source of income. Whether you have a multi-million dollar deal or just $500,000 annually after taxes...it will still give you an opportunity to bring in other streams of income. Heck, you got average people trying to get business loans for $75,000 to start a business. Going Pro has allowed many athletes to become successful business owners of restaurants, real estate ventures, clothing companies, car dealerships, etc. The ones that are not successful are those that chose to waste their money and not create other means of revenue. I know it's a CRAZY for you to fathom, but there are people who choose to create more than one means of income. You and I would have to work 10+ years to get what a pro athlete can get in a year AFTER TAXES. So please educate yourself and begin thinking outside the box.

  • Guest who

    I haven't care to watch a Will Smith movie in a loooonnggggggg time

  • Sincerity7

    I want to see it. Maybe he just picked a bad weekend to open. Folks still on the Star Wars ish.

  • WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately?

    Of course because Americans like to stay ignorant. They don't want to hear the truth about their favorite sport. Anything educational they aren't interested in.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I plan to go see this and Quentin's movie this week.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I went to see Joy. I enjoyed it :shrug: It's a true story.

  • Jlove

    Pretty much smh

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    One Funky QB (Jim McMahon) was lied to :yes: The docs told him he was ok to play BUT he was not :nono: They straight our lied to him about his spine injuries. Read up on him, it's pretty scary.
    He's still alive but has memory losses. He drives and gets lost etc.

  • Leigh John

    The movie was awesome! It just shouldnt come out during the holidays, bad idea!

  • Danger

    Im not playing anything, it is what it is.

  • ???

    Ewwwwww!

  • jussaying

    I know lol. I like Jenn but the subject matter just didn't interest me at all. The only reason I'd see it is for my boo Édgar Ramírez (he plays her husband), and I'm not even sure he gets much screenplay. Lol my dad has one of those boxes that allows you to see films which have just been released in the theater though so I'll probably watch it in my parents home theatre and call it a day.

  • ???

    New Slaves -Kanye West

  • jussaying

    Will is going to be going up against Leonardo for the Revenant and probably Steve Carrell from The Big Short. As well as Tom Hardy for Legend in which dude plays two main characters who are twins extremely well. He's going to have some stiff competition. My money is on Tom Hardy who has a long list of critically acclaimed films. Will is just starting to get his feet wet in films with more challenging content, if he keeps up this trend then definitely but I don't think that Oscar is coming this go round. (Although let's be real, the way they do Leo he isn't getting shit either lmao.)

  • jussaying

    I thought it was just a Golden Globe? The Oscar noms came out already?

  • jussaying

    There are tons of stupid comedies made year round. Daddy's Home just was released. We also have drivel and pointless action movies with thin plots as well and even simpler horror films. I don't think the world needs more distractions. Hopefully films like these that make us uncomfortable inspire action, yes? Help us learn from past mistakes? Bring more attention to matters? We need to level the playing field in film and in music.

  • Li

    It was the title. Dumb titles don't get me to the movies.

  • Li

    It was the title "Concussion" that did it in.

  • Li

    Actually the movie will make its money back. If it cost $35Mil, figure $2Mil for promo for a total of $37Mil. It's made $11Mil and will go to Dvd and go worldwide and At the least break even.

  • Smith Jane

    Yeah there are a lot of films and documentaries, showing worthy causes and stories of inspirations, but the question is : do people care and are they going to pay money to watch it? When people are feeling depressed and stressed out over money, death, sickness, economics, and racism, who really wants to sit thru these type of films? Not I... But mad props to Will for bringing light to these situations.

  • jussaying

    Lol I don't know. I feel blessed so I like looking at this stuff and learning about causes I may have been otherwise ignorant to. Also, I forget what the correct psychology term is, but seeing other people worse off than you is known to make people feel better because they can say at least I'm not that bad ?.

  • TheRealLee

    He's not in Independence Day 2. He wanted lots of money and Jaden in the film. They told him to go kick some rocks.

  • TheRealLee

    Hate to say it, but Will Smith is no longer pulling them in to the theater.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I think Will did this to try to get an Oscar not for the money...I don't want to see it though.

  • ClaytonBixsby

    Yeah but this makes 5 films in a row that have bombed for will. And as much as black people love playing the race card this has nothing to do with skin color sorry

  • D. Foxx

    5 films in a row? Seven Pounds made about 170 million on a 54 million budget, Men In Black 3 was a huge success with over 624 million, After Earth made 244 million on a 135 budget and Focus made overy 159 million on 50 million budget. Those aren't bombs. After Earth is a flop, but it's not a bomb.

  • D. Foxx

    Accent aside, he was really good, and the movie was great.

  • stanley

    I haven't been to the movies all year lol... I just wait still I can watch it free online ha.

  • tonyanthony

    lets face it....white folk travel a very differnt road than black....but will smith has to share some blame in the decline of his box office mojo.....he has chosen not so great projects and made some dumb moves....he needed an indepence day 2 but priced himself out by demanding $50 million dollars....every thing is life is negotiable.....he wld have been smarter to take less money up front and ask for a piece of the backend...the producers would have loved to have him attached to an indepence day 2 but at the risk of paying him $50 million dollars...laughable....

  • ClaytonBixsby

    Focus- 18mil
    After earth- 27 mil
    Seven pounds-14 mil

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good to hear !

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    #BLACKLIVESMATTER this year. So with Viola Davis winning the Emmy for the first black lead actress in a drama. The tradition will continue with Will Smith presented his first Oscar. Besides Leonardo didn't even talk in the that movie.

  • jussaying

    Viola won an Emmy for a highly popular show from an even more decorated writer. Leonardo didn't really talk in the movie, however he didn't need to. The story in itself and everything about it was compelling. Unlike Concussion, it had a limited release in theaters that could only show it in one theatre and still has broken records with the amount of money it generated in the arena it was released in. All before it hits national theaters next month. Furthermore, it's directed by a director who already won Best Picture last year (Birdman). Leo did a good job conveying human emotion and was great with the physicality of the role despite hardly saying anything which is much harder. Who directed Concussion and what are their accolades? Either way, again, I don't think I said Leo will win just because it's Leo. My pick is for Tom Hardy who has already received Oscar buzz for Legend which he was fantastic in. He also did amazing in Locke which also got good critical reviews and he has a long list of independent films that are highly regarded. He already has a SAG award; that's my pic regardless of BlackLivesMatter(ing).

  • D. Foxx

    That was a rumor. And that 50 million was for two movies, so that's 25 for Independence Day 2 and 25 for 3. So that's not bad at all. But he dropped out because he didn't want to do father-son sci-fi again, and he's limiting his sequels. That's what the director said.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I agree to disagree with you....

  • jussaying

    Wait lmfao is your avatar a Kaleidoscope cooch

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    Is that how U like it? lol

  • jussaying

    Lmfao no I prefer my rosa to be one dimensional.

  • SuggaB

    Yes and it's not the first time that Tarantino has used a black man in a gay scene. In Pulp Fiction, he took the strongest, biggest black man and had those two crackers ram him. I'm disappointed in Samuel if this is the case....I heard rumors about him anyways...smdh.

  • Yoni

    Yeah, I was shocked to see Ving go out like that. Made me look at him differently.

  • Xsjado

    I know this. Just making light of the situation...??

  • TheRealLee

    Me SOHF.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    We all have or will have our season where it seems like people can't get enough of your product, talent, or service. Will's season has come to an end. It's not to say this isn't a good movie. IJS if acting is going to be the thing he sticks with, take some time off from being the star. Do some small bit parts here and there on tv and movies and have fun with it.

  • Luke

    Oh, but doctors who don't even watch the sport do? Football players know the health risks they're taking. They don't need some medical dweeb to confirm it. Doctors who make crazy claims like this might as well lock themselves in a room alone until they die, because that's the only way to avoid risks in life. The vast majority of football players DON'T suffer brain trauma after they retire. Some of them even take on high positions, like Alan Page. Were they all born with some special padding under their skulls? This movie was complete and total horse crap.

  • S smoeky

    Will Smith has made more bombs than Al Queda.

  • Luke

    I wasn't impressed by Will Smith's performance. His Nigerian accent was a joke. I still like him though, but this movie choice was definitely a horrible one. The only folks applauding Concussion are undoubtedly mothers who would rather send their sons off to band camp to become uncompetitive lazy nerds, all the while the bus rides out there and back, and the black bears near the campsite likely pose a greater life threat to them than a career in football would. People who make, and believe crazy claims like this are the ones who have brain damage. Life is filed with threats. Football is no exception. Regardless of risks, the vast majority of players retire from the game healthy. Ask Dr. and astronomer Robert Smith if his career as a professional running back, (before he went to medical school), left him with brain damage. I'm not sure what the motive was for making this story into a movie and releasing it during the 2015 football season, but anyone without brain damage, (which includes almost all retired football players), can easily see that this movie was nothing more than a pathetic attempt to rip on America's most popular Sport. Football is as safe as taking a drive to Sunday church, or to the movie theater. Movies with crazy and deceaving morals like Concussion are what need to be banned from our culture...not football. Football will always be a healthy, significant, and popular part of it.

  • Genia W-m

    I don't care what they say this was an excellent movie. The script was great too! It didn't get enough advertisement to me and that could be because those attached to football didn't want it to. I didn't see constant commercials or print ads about it like Star Wars. This was by far the best role Smith has had. He deserves an award for it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Those who see it will never see football or even boxing (trauma to the head) the same again!!!

  • Genia W-m

    I don't care what anybody says this was an excellent movie. Even the script was written well. Dr. Omalu did discover a new disease, not a new protein, and gave it a name. Even British Journals stated years ago that football caused brain injury but there was no name. The NFL fought Dr. Omalu for 13 yrs but finally settled with players two years ago. They knew all along that head butting and some of the stances caused damage to the brain but didn't want to publicly acknowledge it due to the almighty $$$$$$. Sports fanatics feel the same hence they didn't support this movie. Boxing is being linked to Parkinson's too. Trauma to the brain rakes in a ton of money that's why a lot of people didn't see this movie. I didn't see it advertised repeatedly in commercials or print ads like Star Wars either. This was by far Smith's best role to date. I hope he's nominated for something.
    Hollywood needs to stop hoping each movie is a blockbuster because what are they going to do? Make a gazillion lame "Straight Out of Compton" type movies while people won't go to see something historical like Red Tails? DVD rentals will make millions.

  • Genia W-m

    87 of 91 tested positive for CTE in 2015. It can only be seen in the brain upon autopsy. Even Frank Gifford had it! How's that for horse crap?! Check out the guy who taught Ali how to box. He has Parkinson's now, which is being linked to boxing. Continuous trauma to the head is real. Thank goodness someone brought attention to it. The cascade of proteins causes the brain to go haywire hence the suicides, rage and uncontrollable thoughts.

  • Luke

    I said brain trauma, not some doctor made up nonsense. Frank Gifford was a prominent commentator after he retired, had a beautiful wife and family, and lived to be 84. Gee, God forbid that ever happen to anyone else. I would say 87 out of 91 doctors test positive for BS in their brains. That's EXACTLY what that study was...BS. Scare tactic bologna. Don't you think if factory workers and truck drivers were all millionaires they'd be announcing some similar study about them? Why pick on football? Because everyone's rich in this profession. Landesman should be sued for this film. Football is a relatively safe sport.

  • Luke

    Do you think if you don't play football life will be a bowl of cherries? Everyone has health problems, and everyone dies. There's no way out of that for anyone. If you have the talent you might as well make millions playing football. The only problem is there's always going to be jealous pricks in the medical profession, like omalu, who want to also make millions attacking multi-billion dollar organizations, like the NFL with any bologna he can find. Omalu should "tell the truth" about the real reason he conducted such a study: for money and attention. For that I have no doubt. I have zero tolerance for pricks like that. He's accomplished nothing other than earning a fortune for himself attacking a healthy and popular sport.

  • SpeshalGift

    It was still a good movie. These arent the type of movies people want to see during the holidays... just not

  • TransplantedTexan

    Smith's ability as an actor, whatever your opinion on that subject, is not the problem with this movie. American sports fans love American football. Releasing an anti-football story at the peak of college football bowl season and the deciding games for the pro-football playoffs was idiotic timing; not to mention going up against the most popular movie franchise of all time, Star Wars. Boring movie about a subject that the media loves much more than the fans who, frankly, are tired of hearing about it. And if you are not a sports fan, you are not going to see a movie about a sports. That doesn't leave you with much of an audience.

  • TigerMask

    And people said the NFL was afraid of this movie? BAH!

  • S. Williams

    I agree. My dad was like "I'm not bout to go see that movie let me watch some real football" and I'm like "yea that's all cool but since they're all killing themselves and their families I think its pretty important." it's all good for money until the next player who assaults his wife or kills himself in front of his teammates

  • Wally Bobo

    Well go see the movie and help his box office...it wouldn't matter what shade the actor was, the movie sucked and was based on a lie. I'm a non-white, who loves my football and for the life of me I can't see how this got turned to race.
    BTW, Will is a fabulous actor, he just chose the wrong film this time.

  • Wally Bobo

    Well go see the movie and help his box office...it wouldn't matter what shade the actor was, the movie sucked and was based on a lie. I'm a non-white, who loves my football and for the life of me I can't see how this got turned to race.
    BTW, Will is a fabulous actor, he just chose the wrong film this time.

  • phil

    Maybe his preference wasn't worthy of Oscar

  • Robert Gary

    Such a dumb premise for a movie. Players have been aware of the risk of brain injury since the 60's.

  • Needtoknowtruth

    The suicides from depression mentioned have been correlated to head trauma.
    I will buy the book, but not pay for the movie or a rental.
    Did the movie lose revenue after Smiths Oscar comments.

  • Josh Gilman

    Um, stephanie - you want to check yourself. will smith and his entire wacked out family just recently left scientology. And have seen the tweest from his kid? http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/08/05/will-smith-jada-pinkett-leave-sciento