Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


A look at insider movies

A look at insider movies ? Satirical scripts like ”Wag the Dog” and ”The Player” often score critical praise but poor box office returns

Posted on

”Insider” movies about filmmaking often earn critical praise but struggle at the box office. Will Tropic Thunder fare better? A look at the ups and downs of Hollywood satire.

$21.7 million
The Player
1992, Oscar Noms: 3

$72.1 million
Get Shorty
1995, Oscar Noms: 0

$43.1 million
Wag the Dog
1997, Oscar Noms: 2

$66.4 million
1999, Oscar Noms: 0

$22.5 million
2002, Oscar Noms: 4