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Boxing movies are getting old; maybe it's time for retirement

Boxing movies are getting old; maybe it's time for retirement

"Bleed for This" is the second of three boxing biopics this year - and the second to bomb. "Hands of Stone" has brought in less than $5 million since its August release, and "Bleed," which debuted Friday, opened with $2.6 million.

That doesn't fare well for "The Bleeder," which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September but does not yet have a wide-release date. Despite solid reviews for Liev Schreiber's star turn, will people pay to see another movie about a down-and-out prizefighter searching for redemption?

It's a little strange how many boxing movies that studios continue to churn out. The top five most-lucrative of the...

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