Philippe Petit, John Edwards

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Earlier we mentioned the doc flick, Man on Wire, about woman-and-wire dangler Philippe Petit. Dudes who dump their SOs after they've stuck by their guys' sides for years really piss me off. Even if they did it in 1974.

However, unlike John Edwards who can kiss his political life adios because of his cheating ways, it appears P2's personal flings did not, indeed, cause career suicide. Quite the opposite, in fact.

MOW opened for sneak peeks exclusively in N.Y. and grossed a whopping $51,392 in just two theaters. That made this little baby the strongest opening weekend for any documentary this year and the fifth highest evah. It even beat out the big ole Bat for highest per-screen average.

Plus, this could just be the beginning: Variety reports Robert Zemeckis has the rights to the film, and he may animate the story rather Beowulf-like. Nothing like taking a flick that treats women like discarded puppets to the next big-screen level, where themes like that never get utilized, huh?

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