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2014-01-08 11:52:57 PM  
I'm sure that having the world's worst trailer didn't help.
 
2014-01-08 11:59:07 PM  
Zyzzyx Road's record still safe though.
 
2014-01-09 12:15:19 AM  
This makes me want to see it.  Immediately.

But I bought Birdemic, and that wasn't worth the extra two dollars for Blu-ray.
 
2014-01-09 12:16:36 AM  
"Attack the U-Stor-it"?

Poor Mickey.
 
2014-01-09 12:20:03 AM  

Lsherm: This makes me want to see it.  Immediately.

But I bought Birdemic, and that wasn't worth the extra two dollars for Blu-ray.


I saw it.  It's not too bad.  I was entertained, so I say it was worth it.
 
2014-01-09 12:57:51 AM  

Klippoklondike: Lsherm: This makes me want to see it.  Immediately.

But I bought Birdemic, and that wasn't worth the extra two dollars for Blu-ray.

I saw it.  It's not too bad.  I was entertained, so I say it was worth it.


But you're entertained by the bad-ness and the poor quality of the video.  Blu-ray didn't add anything to that.  I just got high quality low quality, and a man who is ostensibly a native English speaker doing the worst line reads in the history of acting.
 
2014-01-09 03:44:36 AM  
What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?
 
2014-01-09 04:23:04 AM  

Peki: Zyzzyx Road's record still safe though.


Zyzzyx Road is a blockbuster compared to The Worst Movie Ever!... one ticket sold, $11 total box office gross.
 
2014-01-09 05:41:14 AM  

MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?


I was going to ask that, I figured it must have been done hoping it would be publicly ridiculed as crap, because it is, and make the news for this reason thus prompting a response like this


Lsherm: This makes me want to see it.  Immediately.


I'm tempted by it too, now.
 
2014-01-09 06:13:55 AM  

fusillade762: "Attack the U-Stor-it"?

Poor Mickey.


Or is that Rickey?
 
2014-01-09 06:13:58 AM  

MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?


I'm going to guess a company that's about to go out of business.
 
2014-01-09 06:20:07 AM  

awfulperson: Poor Mickey.

Or is that Rickey?


He's the tin dog.
 
2014-01-09 06:20:10 AM  
I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...
 
2014-01-09 06:28:56 AM  

SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...


Ender's Game was never going to do well, for a number of reasons. OSC's politics being the least among them.
 
2014-01-09 06:30:43 AM  
A flick that has a lower box office take than that of the Sarah Palin: The Undefeated and the Oogie Loves movies combined. Now THAT is something.
 
2014-01-09 06:37:11 AM  

Apos: A flick that has a lower box office take than that of the Sarah Palin: The Undefeated and the Oogie Loves movies combined. Now THAT is something.


Sounds like the studio wanted to release it direct to DVD, but was contractually obligated to give it a theatrical run. So, they made one print and sent it to run in one theater for a week with no advertising. No one bought a ticket because no one knew what the hell it was.

Same thing happened with Boondock Saints, only that flick made about 30-grand. However, they probably sold most of those tickets due to interest generated by all the horror stories that circulated around L.A. regarding that production.
 
2014-01-09 06:38:40 AM  
Nice how TFA doesn't mention the fact that 1 week release in 1 cinema counts as a "Public Release" which under SAG rules means the Actors can be paid less. Or something.
 
2014-01-09 06:42:06 AM  

MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?


A company that is legally obligated to release it in theaters, yet thinks it's crap.
 
2014-01-09 06:42:52 AM  

robohobo: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game was never going to do well, for a number of reasons. OSC's politics being the least among them.


I think you mean the Lgbt community not realizing the were hurting all the people who weren't political who worked on the movie because of their blind hate.
 
2014-01-09 06:44:08 AM  
So a movie that basically wasn't released in US Theatres didn't make much money in the US. Odd, that.

Note it made $200k in the UK, $159k in Turkey, and so on. Considering it was all shot in a warehouse with no one you ever heard of before, and seemingly about £50 in the effects budget, it probably made a load of money.
 
2014-01-09 06:45:01 AM  

Twinkles: MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?

A company that is legally obligated to release it in theaters, yet thinks it's crap.


Well, I guess they were pretty smart, then. Evil perhaps, but smart.
 
2014-01-09 06:46:21 AM  
Accaountants accounting.
 
2014-01-09 06:48:32 AM  

MmmmBacon: Twinkles: MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?

A company that is legally obligated to release it in theaters, yet thinks it's crap.

Well, I guess they were pretty smart, then. Evil perhaps, but smart.


What's so evil about what they did? If they think it's a stinker, why should they lose more money than they have to?
 
2014-01-09 06:48:43 AM  

Old Man Winter: robohobo: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game was never going to do well, for a number of reasons. OSC's politics being the least among them.

I think you mean the Lgbt community not realizing the were hurting all the people who weren't political who worked on the movie because of their blind hate.


Dude, everyone who worked on the movie got paid before it was released. It's not like the gaffers show up to work on a $150 million budgeted movie and only get paid if the movie does well.
 
2014-01-09 06:49:05 AM  
Sharknado probably made less sense.

Sharknado was made that way on purpose though.
 
2014-01-09 06:51:59 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: MmmmBacon: Twinkles: MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?

A company that is legally obligated to release it in theaters, yet thinks it's crap.

Well, I guess they were pretty smart, then. Evil perhaps, but smart.

What's so evil about what they did? If they think it's a stinker, why should they lose more money than they have to?


It's a sneaky way to get around a contractual agreement, which is likely screwing someone out of a cut of the proceeds they otherwise would be making, had the studio put the movie out and marketed it properly.
 
2014-01-09 06:52:49 AM  

stoli n coke: Apos: A flick that has a lower box office take than that of the Sarah Palin: The Undefeated and the Oogie Loves movies combined. Now THAT is something.

Sounds like the studio wanted to release it direct to DVD, but was contractually obligated to give it a theatrical run. So, they made one print and sent it to run in one theater for a week with no advertising. No one bought a ticket because no one knew what the hell it was.

Same thing happened with Boondock Saints, only that flick made about 30-grand. However, they probably sold most of those tickets due to interest generated by all the horror stories that circulated around L.A. regarding that production.


Yeah, that's the most likely explanation. I'd no idea the riveting Boondock Saints suffered a similar fate until now, though. Huh.
 
2014-01-09 07:00:31 AM  

abhorrent1: Sharknado probably made less sense.

Sharknado was made that way on purpose though.


Yeah. The Asylum gets downgraded because they're just brazenly not even trying to make a good movie. This was an earnest attempt to make a good movie.
 
2014-01-09 07:06:57 AM  

xria: So a movie that basically wasn't released in US Theatres didn't make much money in the US. Odd, that.

Note it made $200k in the UK, $159k in Turkey, and so on. Considering it was all shot in a warehouse with no one you ever heard of before, and seemingly about £50 in the effects budget, it probably made a load of money.


Simple lack of marketing. Or picking the wrong theater. I bet they'd have gone viral with theater demand if they'd gotten in Denton, TX, and tossed a handful of free tickets at some students. shiat, they still run Clockwork Orange, Rocky Horror, and other old movies that still draw a college crowd.
 
2014-01-09 07:07:19 AM  

Kerr Avon: Nice how TFA doesn't mention the fact that 1 week release in 1 cinema counts as a "Public Release" which under SAG rules means the Actors can be paid less. Or something.


I was thinking some kind of tax write-off, but this works too.
 
2014-01-09 07:07:32 AM  

MmmmBacon: B.L.Z. Bub: MmmmBacon: Twinkles: MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?

A company that is legally obligated to release it in theaters, yet thinks it's crap.

Well, I guess they were pretty smart, then. Evil perhaps, but smart.

What's so evil about what they did? If they think it's a stinker, why should they lose more money than they have to?

It's a sneaky way to get around a contractual agreement, which is likely screwing someone out of a cut of the proceeds they otherwise would be making, had the studio put the movie out and marketed it properly.



Not really. It's more like a studio cutting its losses. To properly market a movie like this, studios spend upwards of $10 million dollars. That means, they'd have to be confident that it would make that money back before anyone can start talking about cutting up the proceeds.

They saw it and thought it wasn't worth a U.S. theatrical release, which is more expensive to market than an overseas run. They've done that for decades. Just look at any Steven Seagal movie that has been released since 2002(Machete excluded.) They may play on a few theaters in Japan, but most American audiences don't want to shell out $11 bucks a ticket for them.
 
2014-01-09 07:19:19 AM  
It seems to have made about $650,000 worldwide http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=storage24.htm

Difficult to find out the budget as it is generally just described as low but apparently the co-writer/co-producer said it was 8 times less than Attack the Block which had an estimated budget of $13 million - this gives a budget of $1.625 million.

So it lost about a million based only on cinema ticket sales.
 
2014-01-09 07:36:44 AM  

calbert: Peki: Zyzzyx Road's record still safe though.

Zyzzyx Road is a blockbuster compared to The Worst Movie Ever!... one ticket sold, $11 total box office gross.


I just watched the trailer for that. That was like watching a real life version of Bowfinger.
 
2014-01-09 07:56:08 AM  

Old Man Winter: robohobo: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game was never going to do well, for a number of reasons. OSC's politics being the least among them.

I think you mean the Lgbt community not realizing the were hurting all the people who weren't political who worked on the movie because of their blind hate.


So we all should have gone and saw Atlas Shrugged too?  All those non-political gaffers that worked on that movie will starve because rational people reject objectivism.  We need to support things even if they are horrible and the creative mind behind them is a sociopath.
 
2014-01-09 07:56:14 AM  

xria: Considering it was all shot in a warehouse with no one you ever heard of before, and seemingly about £50 in the effects budget, it probably made a load of money.

 
Production might've been dirt-cheap but distribution has its own costs.
 
2014-01-09 08:18:26 AM  
They could have really bumped those numbers up if they'd charged for 3D.
 
2014-01-09 08:31:18 AM  
Watched it on Netflix, i've seen worse, not a lot, but i've seen worse.

You want to see bad, watch that horrible Christian Slater flick Stranded.
 
2014-01-09 08:32:59 AM  

Old Man Winter: robohobo: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game was never going to do well, for a number of reasons. OSC's politics being the least among them.

I think you mean the Lgbt community not realizing the were hurting all the people who weren't political who worked on the movie because of their blind hate.


Yeah because the lgmcdlt or whatever community is such a huge percentage of the moviegoing population.
 
2014-01-09 08:58:02 AM  
Making money is better than losing money.
 
2014-01-09 09:05:38 AM  

stoli n coke: Just look at any Steven Seagal movie that has been released since 2002(Machete excluded.)


Machete was not a Steven Seagal film, it was a Robert Rodriguez/Danny Trejo film that just happened to have Seagal in it as the main antagonist.

/compare AND contrast Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, a Kevin Costner movie that just happened to have Sean Connery in it as King Richard The Lionheart
//contrast because Connery was only on screen for the final scene
 
2014-01-09 09:06:57 AM  

Mugato: Old Man Winter: robohobo: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game was never going to do well, for a number of reasons. OSC's politics being the least among them.

I think you mean the Lgbt community not realizing the were hurting all the people who weren't political who worked on the movie because of their blind hate.

Yeah because the lgmcdlt or whatever community is such a huge percentage of the moviegoing population.


They may not be a huge percentage but if they, just like many political special interest groups, start a controversy over something. There is a chance that Joe and Jane Public will listen to the controversy and make a choice not to see the movie. Then Joe and Jane will tell their friends who will also choose not to see it and so forth. Starting a chain reaction.
 
2014-01-09 09:08:22 AM  

jaybeezey: Watched it on Netflix, i've seen worse, not a lot, but i've seen worse.

You want to see bad, watch that horrible Christian Slater flick Stranded.


Last weekend, browsing options on Amazon Prime, I stopped and watched Caged Fury.  I should have paid attention to the 3.8 rating on IMDB.

Hot women in prison, that's not a real prison, but a secret white slavery organization?  How do you mess that up?  Well, every time someone got naked, they quickly changed to a new scene that killed the mood right away.  Best part was looking for familiar faces among the cast.. Erik Estrada as a hero who isn't there very much.. James Hong as a real LAPD detective.. Ron Jeremy as a prison guard who barely did anything.  And the guy who played Bluto in the Robin Williams Popeye movie as the head guard.
 
2014-01-09 09:12:06 AM  

yves0010: They may not be a huge percentage but if they, just like many political special interest groups, start a controversy over something. There is a chance that Joe and Jane Public will listen to the controversy and make a choice not to see the movie. Then Joe and Jane will tell their friends who will also choose not to see it and so forth. Starting a chain reaction.


Or maybe the movie would have flopped either way, which is more likely. Most people don't know wtf Card is, much less his political views. And it's not like Chik-fil-A and Duck Dynasty are hurting from teh gays being pissed.
 
2014-01-09 09:18:41 AM  
yves0010

They may not be a huge percentage but if they, just like many political special interest groups, start a controversy over something. There is a chance that Joe and Jane Public will listen to the controversy


..and check out that movie they hadn't heard of before.
 
2014-01-09 09:24:18 AM  
^^^ All of the above, plus the story sounds quite like one of M. Night Shamalamadingdong's flops.
 
2014-01-09 09:24:22 AM  

Mugato: yves0010: They may not be a huge percentage but if they, just like many political special interest groups, start a controversy over something. There is a chance that Joe and Jane Public will listen to the controversy and make a choice not to see the movie. Then Joe and Jane will tell their friends who will also choose not to see it and so forth. Starting a chain reaction.

Or maybe the movie would have flopped either way, which is more likely. Most people don't know wtf Card is, much less his political views. And it's not like Chik-fil-A and Duck Dynasty are hurting from teh gays being pissed.


Not saying it will or not but that there was a possibility. In all accounts, I heard it was a good movie.

Here is another example of your idea. Resident Evil 5 had a controversy attached to it. This game was called Racist for having white guy Chris Redfield shooting Africans in Sub Sahara Africa. But yet it became one of the highest grossing games for Capcom. But it was also panned as a bad game, though I liked it when I was playing with my friend so I guess I had a better experience on it.
 
2014-01-09 09:26:44 AM  
stoli n coke has it.
 
2014-01-09 09:29:26 AM  
xria:
Considering it was all shot in a warehouse with no one you ever heard of before,

Now, now. I didn't recognize the name, but I recognized the stupid face in TFA's screenshot.

The guy who made and starred in that movie was the dude on Doctor Who who let the Doctor have sloppy seconds on his stupid chav girlfriend for several seasons until he later upgraded to be the rebound fark for Martha Jones.


and seemingly about £50 in the effects budget, it probably made a load of money.

I don't know about making a load of money, but:
"According to Box Office Mojo's statistics Storage24 grossed $646,175 worldwide"
 
2014-01-09 09:36:00 AM  

MmmmBacon: What company in their right mind opens their movie for only one week in the US, and at only one theater?


A company hoping to submit it for Oscar contention? Okay, that's probably not the case here, but a lot of films are released that way if they're getting a wider release closer to the Oscar so they can capitalize on the publicity.
 
2014-01-09 09:37:25 AM  
www.newscorpse.com
 
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