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'Our Brand Is Crisis:' Is cable news taking a toll on the political drama?

'Our Brand Is Crisis:' Is cable news taking a toll on the political drama?

This weekend brought a surprise involving “Our Brand Is Crisis,” the Sandra Bullock-Billy Bob Thornton movie about rival U.S. political consultants in South America that crashed and burned at the box office.

That’s not the surprising part: The dramedy was tracking poorly and pretty much no one expected a hit, not even studio Warner Bros., whose marketing spend in recent weeks seemed, well, disciplined would be one way to put it.

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