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Madonna was great at the Super Bowl. Everyone agrees. She was spot on, perfect. But her performance did not send theatregoers to the movies on Monday to see “W.E.” At four theaters– two in New York, two in Los Angeles–the total total total take was $4,719. That means — if tickets were $10– that 470 Madonna fans in the country’s two hippest cities got up off their couches and said, “Let’s see W.E.” That’s not good. Monday is always a down day at the box office, but that is really down. Let’s hope “W.E.” is a distant memory when Madonna plays Yankee Stadium on September 6th…Clint Eastwood’s excellent commercial for the Super Bowl and Chrysler didn’t help “J. Edgar.” It took in just a little more than “W.E.”–about $4,800–on Monday. I think “J. Edgar” got a bum rap, frankly…Two other films that are pretty much done at the box office–both of Michael Fassbender’s starring roles–“Shame” and “A Dangerous Method.” Two terrific films. Fassbender is the next big thing. But with “Shame,” the lack of ads because of the NC-17 rating, etc. was just too much to overcome. They’ll each be big rentals/DVDs/downloads, no doubt…

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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