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

By John Young
Updated August 08, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bowfinger

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”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
Bowfinger
1999, Oscar Noms: 0

$22.5 million
Adaptation
2002, Oscar Noms: 4

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Bowfinger

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