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Box Office: ‘The Promise’ Could Lose $80M Serving a Higher Purpose 

The Armenian genocide drama — starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac — opened to just $4.1 million over the weekend in North America.

‘The Promise’: Can Armenian Genocide Drama Bring Charity Success?

The $100 million, independently produced movie starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac was backed in full by the late billionaire businessman Kirk Kerkorian.

“‘The Tonight Show’s’ Green Room at 30,000 Feet”: The Last, Debauched Flight of the MGM Grand Airline

This writer was on board as Kirk Kerkorian's luxurious, louche bicoastal experiment flew its last lap in 1993, but not before Tom Cruise, Johnny Carson and Julia Roberts had taken a spin.

Kirk Kerkorian Remembered by Former MGM Exec Chris McGurk: “He Loved Movies”

Kerkorian, the billionaire who owned MGM three times, remade Las Vegas and died June 15 at 98, was, says the former MGM COO, "so different from the public persona of the tough Vegas dealmaker."

Kirk Kerkorian, Three Times the Owner of MGM, Dies at 98

The Fresno native first took control of the historic studio in 1969, then went about dismantling it before selling to Ted Turner and Giancarlo Parretti. He also made a fortune in Las Vegas real estate, casinos and hotels.

MGM Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian Surprised with Flash Mob for His 95th Birthday (Video)

The former studio owner and Las Vegas casino magnate was ambushed at the Beverly Hills Hotel by wife Joan Dangerfield (widow of Rodney) and a chorus of dancers who waltzed to a song by The Shirelles.