The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Won’t Back Down’ won’t make a profit
Published: October 3, 2012 09:36AM
Updated: October 3, 2012 09:36AM
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This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Maggie Gyllenhaal, right, and Viola Davis in a scene from "Won't Back Down." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Hayes)

Here’s what’s being talked about today in pop culture:

• The school-reform drama “Won’t Back Down” made only $2.6 million this weekend, setting a dubious record as the worst opening ever for a wide-release film. [The Huffington Post]

• Former boy-band performer Joey Fatone is the latest “star” to be eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars.” [Entertainment Weekly]

• An executive at Fox Sports calls soccer the “next national pastime,” and the next moneymaker for sports broadcasting. Good luck with that. [The Hollywood Reporter]