Al Pacino didn't have much luck with "The Insider," though Buena Vista Marketing kept pounding its media money long after the movie continued to be a disappointment. His next effort, as a football coach in "Any Given Sunday," is looking much better, rising in the last few weeks to the H$70 level. Despite low results for "Insider" at the box office, HSX traders kept Mr. Pacino's StarBond trading near its 52-week high.
"The Talented Mr. Ripley," starring Matt Damon, has seen seesawing stock prices in the last three months. Traders may think this movie -- while well-done -- will be lost in the shuffle of other top-flight efforts, including "The Green Mile," a Warner Bros. release starring Tom Hanks. "Ripley" suffered a price slippage in November, and Mr. Damon's own recent StarBond price hasn't been responding well.
"The Hurricane" may be another movie lost among the plethora of serious adult movies this time of year. However, the Denzel Washington vehicle about pro boxer Hurricane Carter has climbed steadily over the last three months and is now near a competitive H$50 price. But this may say more about the film than Mr. Washington. His StarBond is trading at its 52-week low.