apparently wars focusing on the iraq war aren’t heating up the box office in the u.s. the latest round of films, featuring a-list stars, a-list directors and well known producers have been met with a collective yawn by american audiences. according to this report hollywood is essentially a casualty of the iraq war. rendition, starring reese witherspoon and jake gyllenhaal (aka witherhaal), has taken in but $10M while the paul haggis directed, ‘in the valley of elah’ has taken in a measley $7M. this weekend, ‘lions for lambs,’ starring tom cruise, robert redford, and meryl streep opens. we eagerly await the film that has an average C rating.