Going into the fall, everything seemed to be going Brett Ratner's way. He was producing the Oscars and he had a big blockbuster-to-be with "Tower Heist," his comedy starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. Cut to today: Ratner's ill-considered comments regarding rehearsing made during his promotion of the film caused a firestorm of controversy, leading to his withdrawal from producing duties. And his movie underperformed at the box office, taking in $25.1 million in its opening weekend (lower than expected).
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