Box Office Bizarro

Clooney vs. Clooney

Can there ever be too much George Clooney? This fall, two rival studios will both be releasing films starring the actor within one week of each other, a situation that's left nobody happy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Currently, Overture has scheduled its war-themed dark comedy The Men Who Stare at Goats for a Nov. 6 release while Paramount has scheduled its dramatic comedy Up in the Air for a limited release one week later. Clooney is a producer on Goats, which may explain that in this game of chicken, but Overture is standing its ground for Nov. 6. The Hollywood Reporter speculates that Air will probably push back its limited release to Nov. 27 to avoid a glut of Clooney-themed advertising.