This is just to call your attention to the fact that, according to imdb.com, Parental Guidance has more international appeal than The Guilt Trip. I explain:
1. There are 20 release dates around the world for Streisand‘s film. While there are 40 release dates for Miss M’s movie.
2. 31 countries are going to see Parental Guidance up to the end of January 2013. Only 5 countries are going to get The Guilt Trip releases in the same period of time. It means that the industry is bidding on The Divine One’s motion picture. There’s an urgency to put it out and make money. While Barbra’s piece may come to the table if it shows some power in the few markets it will be offered.
3. In Brazil, probably the most important cinema market in South America, Parental Guidance is going to be out on Jan 11th. The Guilt Trip might be out only on April 12th (if it is successful in the previous markets it was offered).
I don’t want Streisand to fair bad at all. I like her and respect her artistic choices. If I had to chose between a Hollywood suit or agent and Barbra, I’m Streisand all the way for any artistic project.
It’s just that if I had to chose one star in the so called Battle of the Divas, I’m going to pick the one who is divine.