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'Hunger Games', 'Lorax' Fend Off New Releases on Home Entertainment Charts – Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" debuted at No. 3 despite a robust $59.7 million theatrical gross. 8 years 20 weeks ago via donnieyen

Why 'The Dictator' failed to conquer the Arab world

The Dictator – It wasn't just scatological humour and close-to-the-bone politics that sank Sacha Baron Cohen's satire's chances of a Middle East release, but its cliched view of Arab cultureEgypt got a sneak preview of The Dictator as Ramadan finished back in 2009. Okay, not that Dictator: it wasn't Sacha Baron Cohen's zany, Assyrian-bearded Gaddafi duck, but a leathery tyrant played by veteran actor Hassan Hosny with a passing resemblance to a certain shortly to-be-ousted Egyptian leader. 8 years 22 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Box Office Report: 'Battleship' Capsizes With $25.3 Mil Launch, Universal Faces Big Loss

Battleship – "Avengers" becomes the No. 4 pic of all time with a staggering $1.18 billion; "The Dictator," too racy for flyover states, posts five-day debut of $24.5 million but overperforms internationally with $30.3 million for global opening of $54.8 million. 8 years 35 weeks ago via jackiechan

Box Office Report: 'Battleship' Torpedoed With $9.1 Million Friday, a Potential Disaster for Universal

Battleship – The big-budget tentpole is headed for a dismal $25.1 million opening in North America, even lower than Disney's flop "John Carter"; Sacha Baron Cohen's "Dictator" easily pulls ahead of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." 8 years 35 weeks ago via brucelee

New in Theaters: 'Battleship', 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', 'The Dictator'

8:07 PM 5/18/2012 by Binh Ngo
After two weekends of The Avengers dominating the box office, the other studios felt that it's safe to have multiple wide releases in theaters again. So this weekend, we'll see Battleship, What to Expect When You're Expecting, and The Dictator in the signage along with the older releases.

Critics Consensus: Battleship Is All Wet

Battleship – This week at the movies brings us a trio of cinematic adaptations from disparate source materials: a board game (Battleship, starring Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson), a self-help book (What to Expect When You're Expecting, starring Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and Elizabeth Banks), and a Charlie Chaplin classic (The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen). 8 years 35 weeks ago via jackiechan

Box Office Preview: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Dictator' Hoping for Midweek Boon

The Dictator – The comic actor will show up in character at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday as his film begins its rollout around the world, including in North America. 8 years 35 weeks ago via theothersenhman

New Photos from THE DICTATOR Feature Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and Megan Fox

The Dictator – Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator has released a few images of Megan Fox and Anna Faris to drum up interest for their May 16th release date. Having been buried under coverage of some sort of blockbuster superhero movie, The Dictator will have to pull a few more tricks out of his sleeve to grab headlines.

8 years 37 weeks ago via jackiechan

Check Out the Opening of THE DICTATOR Starring Sacha Baron Cohen

The Dictator – The first couple of minutes from The Dictator have gone online. The movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen as Admiral General Aladeen, the goofy tyrant of the Republic of Wadiya. The opening quickly sets up Aladeen as a global menace by borrowing footage of world leaders talking about real-life dictators. However, the comedy really gets going when we see a brief history of Aladeen's life, from what happened to his mother, and the result of changing the Wadiyan dictionary to make Aladeen the same word for "positive" and "negative". 8 years 38 weeks ago via donnieyen

'The Dictator' has Roger Ebert's thumbs?

The Dictator – At CinemaCon, Sacha Baron Cohen addresses theater owners, tells them the movie will have ''explosive'' impact. 8 years 38 weeks ago via brucelee
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The Dictator

The Dictator
The heroic story of a North African dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Larry Charles
May 16, 2012