Audiences weren't wild about 'J. Edgar' over the weekend. Opening on just over 1,900 screens, the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic earned $11.4 million, mediocre enough for fifth place. ('J. Edgar's' per-screen average was $6,005, less than the per-screen average of 'Jack and Jill' and 'Puss in Boots,' for reference.) Critics weren't that excited either: on Rotten Tomatoes, 'J. Edgar' had a 40 percent Fresh rating, putting it on par with 'Immortals' (39 percent) and 'In Time' (38 percent). Not the type of reception an alleged Academy Awards contender is suppose to receive! Why did audiences and critics somewhat reject the latest Leonardo DiCaprio film? Perhaps because they've seen most of it before. Ahead, a brief look at the movie math behind 'J. Edgar.'
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