There was so much talk of John Carter‘s budget before the film was released that, after not winning its opening weekend and dropping 55% in its second weekend, Disney is already doing damage control. Despite the fact that Andrew Stanton‘s film has made almost $200 million internationally since its release, Disney just released a pre-emptive strike admitting the film will likely equate to a lost of about $200 million for the company. Read the statement and more below. Read More »
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When Tron: Legacy was released, there was a lot of talk about if the film was profitable enough to make a sequel. The film reportedly cost $170 million and grossed $400 million worldwide which, on paper, seems like a home run. But factor in marketing costs, among other things, and it’s far from that. The proof is in the pudding. Though there have been rumors and writers attached to a sequel, nothing official has been announced almost a year later.
Disney has similar gamble coming up with John Carter, Andrew Stanton‘s first foray into live-action which is reportedly sporting a $250 million production budget. Reactions to the trailer and new footage have run the gamut between disdain and enthusiasm which is bad considering, according to a new article, it’ll have to pull in $700 million for Disney to justify a sequel. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
Whenever something like Paul Blart: Mall Cop grosses $31 million in its opening weekend despite the disapproval of critics, a slew of articles and blog posts come out wondering whether movie writers are out of touch with the general public. But this weekend, at least, the average filmgoer and the average critic seemed united in their near-universal disdain for both the porn “comedy” Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star and the indie horror Creature.
Bucky Larson earned an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and averaged just over eight moviegoers per showing. Meanwhile, Creature, which received just 2 positive reviews out of the 18 counted on Rotten Tomatoes, managed to achieve the worst-ever opening for a film showing on more than 1,500 screens. Read more after the jump.
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No, I didn’t forget the word “million” in the above headline or Photoshop that poster myself. A movie calling itself The Worst Movie Ever actually grossed 11 dollars total on its opening weekend according to Box Office Mojo. It played twice, at midnight, at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, CA and apparently only one person paid to see it.
After the jump find out where an $11 gross places the movie in history and read more about the self-proclaimed, and now mathematically proven, worst movie ever. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
Poor Mater and McQueen: After a 35% Rotten Tomatoes score gave Cars 2 the unhappy distinction of becoming the worst-reviewed Pixar movie of all time, it is now tracking to earn Pixar’s lowest domestic gross since 1998′s A Bug’s Life. Read on after the jump.
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What happens when a studio dedicates a decade to adapting one of the most popular novel series in the world, and does so with an eye for quality? In the case of Harry Potter, the result is a massive payoff. Warner Bros. upset its own record for the biggest domestic opening weekend box office take, set by The Dark Knight in 2008, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opened to a $168.5 million domestic haul and earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. Read the numbers below. Read More »
From M to Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the length of a movie’s title can be very short or incredibly long. But with recent short-title hits like Hop and Rio, one fan wondered, does the length of a movie’s title have any correlation to its box office success? Mark Lee over at OverthinkingIt.com thought that sounded like a challenge and set out to answer the question. The results might not surprise you, but are still incredibly interesting. Read More »
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In the end, the only thing that could take down the Na’vi was full frontal nudity. Among its many box office records, Avatar held the single day box office record in Hong Kong, grossing 2.63 million Hong Kong dollars on its opening day. That record has now fallen, though, as a 3D soft core porno film called 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy made HK$2.78 million (the equivalent of $340,ooo U.S.) on its opening day on just 73 screens, eventually grossing HK$17 million over its opening weekend.
3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy is a remake of a 1991 film of the same name about a sexually frustrated teacher in ancient China who gets wrapped up in the harem of a new friend. Featuring full nudity and “camouflaged lovemaking” but no actual penetration, Sex and Zen is billed as “the world’s first 3-D erotic film” Learn more about it and watch the trailer after the break. Read More »