Who could have predicted that a John Travolta-backed film adaptation of a book by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wouldn't translate into instant box office gold?
Well, Hollywood, for starters. Try as Travolta did to peddle his sci-fi thriller "Battlefield Earth" around Tinseltown, everyone darted right past the free stress test table. Like an enslaving master race of Psychlos aliens who are driven solely by greed and profit, every major studio turned down the project.
Finally, an independent production company decided it would unleash the movie on the human race. The movie was made for $44 million.
Find out what single "award" the film won here.
Should new wireless companies Mobilicity, Wind Mobile and Public Mobile be allowed to fail?
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- Yes, the market will decide if they are competitive enough to survive.
- No, the playing field in the wireless market is not level. The government should help these companies.
- I don't know.