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'Steve Jobs' Earns $2.6 Million in Limited Release, Opens Wide Today

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Steve Jobs has been out in limited release for two weeks now, meaning fans in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and select other locations in the U.S. and Canada have been able to see the Danny Boyle-directed film about the former Apple CEO ahead of today's official wide release. Since its debut on October 9, the movie has grossed $2,601,320 as of Wednesday, October 21.

With the wide release, Universal Pictures has uploaded a handful of new videos to its YouTube channel. Throughout its limited release, the company posted unique content surrounding the launch of the movie, including a video where Steve Wozniak discusses his relationship with the real Steve Jobs and new clips from the movie. Yesterday, a roundtable discussion video was posted showcasing the film's cast and crew talking about the legacy of Jobs.


The new movie, made on a budget of $30 million, is projected to gross between $15 and $19 million on opening weekend, with its direct competitor for the top spot at the box office being the supernatural horror sequel Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (via Variety). In total, Steve Jobs will expand from its 60 previous limited release theater locations to 2,411 across the country today.

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Do we know if iTunes will carry this movie? (Did Tim say something about hell and it being cold:D?)

Otherwise I guess I can wait for a year until Netflix picks it up.
 
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Curious to see what theaters in Silicon Valley will show it. Steve had some bad blood with many local art houses around here.
 

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Personal opinion should not influence iTunes content...period.
I am guessing that my Cuban-American sarcasm does not translate well when crossing the pond? No worries mate, they already sell all the other Jobs movies, so it makes sense they will carry this when it goes to video. I was hoping for a little fun however. So cheers mate.
 
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I hope the movie does well, it's bad enough that the movie isn't out in New Zealand until January but it's probably going to air in a cinema which is well out of my way so if it does well it'll at least find its way into a more accessible theatre.
 

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It's a sad state of affairs in the movie industry when Paranormal Activity is this movie's top competitor.
Because everyone in the world doesn't love Steve Jobs like you? Or enough to pony up $14 for a movie ticket, plus another $20 for popcorn and a soda? ;)

If anything, it's a Redbox rental to me, but I don't bother much with theaters anyways.
 
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I am guessing that my Cuban-American sarcasm does not translate well when crossing the pond? No worries mate, they already sell all the other Jobs movies, so it makes sense they will carry this when it goes to video. I was hoping for a little fun however. So cheers mate.
It's ok, I saw the sarcasm. My post was just a general statement should Tim Cook decide to refuse to make it available on iTunes. But, he may not decide to block it.

Either way it makes no odds to me as I plan to see it at the cinema.
 

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I liked the movie but as others have stated we needed iPod iPhone iPad then maybe all the haters would have stopped complaining as it would of showed Steve as he mellowed with age.
 

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My problem with these types of movies is they make it seem like every moment of the persons life was important. Every moment was some big revelation and they big them up to be some sort of hero or God.

I just find them to be weird fan porn movies...
 

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Because everyone in the world doesn't love Steve Jobs like you? Or enough to pony up $14 for a movie ticket, plus another $20 for popcorn and a soda? ;)

If anything, it's a Redbox rental to me, but I don't bother much with theaters anyways.

Haha you've got it backwards, friend. It was more a dig on Paranormal Activity being the top spot, not insinuating everyone would love to see a Jobs movie.
 

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Wonder why none of these movies cover the iPhone and iPad launch. Especially the iPhone since it's the product that really shot Apple into the stratosphere
 
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After listening to Walt Mossberg's podcast I really have no interest in seeing this. Even Tony Fadell has come out against it saying Sorkin should have called it something else as it is fiction. Of course had the movie not been called Steve Jobs and had he made up a character loosely based on Jobs who would go see the movie? In that sense I do think Cook was right when he called this stuff opportunistic.
 

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Haha you've got it backwards, friend. It was more a dig on Paranormal Activity being the top spot, not insinuating everyone would love to see a Jobs movie.

The sarcasm emoticon is your friend. Can't read minds. ;)
 
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