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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
 
2014-01-09 09:39:42 AM
Brigandaca

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.


Given that the writer was also playing the main role, there might be side-benefits that keep the movie from being a flop.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-09 09:46:21 AM
I watched it on Netflix. I thought it was alright. Not awesome, but decent.  It entertained me for an a hour and a half. I've seen a lot worse.
 
2014-01-09 09:59:19 AM

GibbyTheMole: I watched it on Netflix. I thought it was alright. Not awesome, but decent.  It entertained me for an a hour and a half. I've seen a lot worse.


Came here to say that.
 
2014-01-09 10:00:48 AM
Didn't Gweneth Paltrow have a movie a few years ago that did about $32 its opening weekend?
 
2014-01-09 10:38:22 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.


Ah yes, because the crew of the movie were all given a percentage of gross box office sales as opposed to regular wages for working that movie, right? Please, tell me the points breakdown for the grips on that movie...
 
2014-01-09 10:44:36 AM

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


Ender's Game is beloved here on Fark, but it's really not a known property by anybody else.  The book is not actually that good and it looked like modern-day goober-CGI wankery on the screen.  No one cared.  I don't even think Card's extreme homophobia entered into it.  The thing was a non-starter all the way.
 
2014-01-09 10:53:39 AM

yves0010: 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.


Ender's Game was a pretty great movie and I can't wait for the blu-ray.

the gay controversy was stupid, Card has apologized and basically admitted he was wrong and is waiting to see how tolerant others are now that he has said as much.

yeah, not very tolerant of a man that admits he was wrong.  didn't stop the LBGTZDNRDGFR community from starting shiat about this film and trying to get boycotts.

RE5 was not a bad game per se, it was just more of the same - Japanese developer just not getting it any longer.  I enjoyed watching my son beat it and was glad I didn't have to play it.
 
2014-01-09 10:59:18 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game is beloved here on Fark, but it's really not a known property by anybody else.  The book is not actually that good and it looked like modern-day goober-CGI wankery on the screen.  No one cared.  I don't even think Card's extreme homophobia entered into it.  The thing was a non-starter all the way.


The farking Marine Corps has its officers read Ender's Game.  I'd say people are aware of it.  It was poorly marketed and when you did hear something about it is was "don't go see that, Card hates the gheys", which isn't really true.

The film was great.
 
2014-01-09 11:02:53 AM

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

Poor Mickey.


And we're done. My very reaction.
 
2014-01-09 11:03:00 AM

The Voice of Doom: Brigandaca

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.

Given that the writer was also playing the main role, there might be side-benefits that keep the movie from being a flop.

[i.imgur.com image 610x342]


Wouldn't you?
 
2014-01-09 11:31:44 AM

frepnog: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game is beloved here on Fark, but it's really not a known property by anybody else.  The book is not actually that good and it looked like modern-day goober-CGI wankery on the screen.  No one cared.  I don't even think Card's extreme homophobia entered into it.  The thing was a non-starter all the way.

The farking Marine Corps has its officers read Ender's Game.  I'd say people are aware of it.  It was poorly marketed and when you did hear something about it is was "don't go see that, Card hates the gheys", which isn't really true.


They probably read Von Clausewitz, too, which ain't exactly falling off the shelves.  Nope, Ender's Game is definitely not something people know about.  Most sci-fi novels have miniscule recognition with anyone studios want to see movies.
 
2014-01-09 11:33:18 AM

Apos: 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.


Well, Troy Duffy was (and apparently still is) an Olympic-level douchenozzle. There was a documentary surrounding the Boondock Saints production, and in that, you get to watch him torpedo his career and end up on all the major blacklists, just about in real time. It's a wonder that Boondock Saints II managed to get pulled together at all.
 
2014-01-09 11:33:29 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Most sci-fi novels have miniscule recognition with anyone studios want to see movies.


well, there's a broken sentence.
 
2014-01-09 12:27:26 PM

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.


No, that is nothing.  One movie made less than two movies combined.  Thanks for that assessment.  I bet it made less than Avatar and Titanic combined too.
 
2014-01-09 12:40:51 PM
I watched it on Netflix. It wasn't too bad
 
2014-01-09 02:03:49 PM

frepnog: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: SpdrJay: I heard that Ender's Game didn't do well, but that's just crazy...

Ender's Game is beloved here on Fark, but it's really not a known property by anybody else.  The book is not actually that good and it looked like modern-day goober-CGI wankery on the screen.  No one cared.  I don't even think Card's extreme homophobia entered into it.  The thing was a non-starter all the way.

The farking Marine Corps has its officers read Ender's Game.  I'd say people are aware of it.  It was poorly marketed and when you did hear something about it is was "don't go see that, Card hates the gheys", which isn't really true.

The film was great.


If the Marine Corps officers had to read it, did they all love the book and go see the film?  (The ones that were able to, naturally).  Presuming they all did love it, and had families and told them about it, I would have thought that would have been an equal number of people as those boycotting the film.  So are you saying that the number of officers = people being aware of it, but had no desire to see the film out of loyalty to the LGBT community?

Card hates the gheys, he just does, and that he "basically admitted he was wrong" is a real wishy-washy summarization of his attitudes about the matter.

I never read the book, but your comments alone make me not want to see the film.
 
2014-01-09 02:28:45 PM

Lodger: If the Marine Corps officers had to read it, did they all love the book and go see the film? (The ones that were able to, naturally). Presuming they all did love it, and had families and told them about it, I would have thought that would have been an equal number of people as those boycotting the film. So are you saying that the number of officers = people being aware of it, but had no desire to see the film out of loyalty to the LGBT community?

Card hates the gheys, he just does, and that he "basically admitted he was wrong" is a real wishy-washy summarization of his attitudes about the matter.

I never read the book, but your comments alone make me not want to see the film.


my point was that the book was hardly obscure.  as far as the rest - well, here is a quote from the man himself -

"With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot.  The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute. "

Sounds pretty farking reasonable to me.
 
2014-01-09 02:29:20 PM

Clutch2013: Apos: 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.

Well, Troy Duffy was (and apparently still is) an Olympic-level douchenozzle. There was a documentary surrounding the Boondock Saints production, and in that, you get to watch him torpedo his career and end up on all the major blacklists, just about in real time. It's a wonder that Boondock Saints II managed to get pulled together at all.



I'm going to have look for that doc now. Thanks for the info.
 
2014-01-09 02:30:43 PM

Apos: Clutch2013: Apos: 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.

Well, Troy Duffy was (and apparently still is) an Olympic-level douchenozzle. There was a documentary surrounding the Boondock Saints production, and in that, you get to watch him torpedo his career and end up on all the major blacklists, just about in real time. It's a wonder that Boondock Saints II managed to get pulled together at all.


I'm going to have *to* look for that doc now. Thanks for the info.


Fixed.
 
2014-01-09 04:30:08 PM

stoli n coke: 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.


Not that this film is winning any awards, but independent film awards often require some sort of theatrical release.  Its not that uncommon for a film to be shown once, and tickets purchased only by friends and family of the crew.  Its a technicality.
 
2014-01-10 12:02:01 AM
This could also be a way of a studio preventing having to pay certain actors.  An actor may take a smaller salary if they are guaranteed a domestic theatrical run (to be eligible for awards, etc).  One theater for one week in LA or NYC I believe is the minimum standard.
 
2014-01-10 01:30:34 AM

mjbok: This could also be a way of a studio preventing having to pay certain actors.  An actor may take a smaller salary if they are guaranteed a domestic theatrical run (to be eligible for awards, etc).  One theater for one week in LA or NYC I believe is the minimum standard.


It's a one million dollar indie flick. Odds are the studio bought it outright and everyone involved with actually making the movie has already been paid every dime that they are going to get.

FFS, the guys that made Paranormal Activity didn't make hardly anything on the first movie. That's why they did sequels and had better contracts for them.
 
2014-01-10 05:18:09 AM
Hey, 72 bucks is a profit at least, box office bombs like Forrest Gump and the Lord of the Rings movies all failed to make even a single penny in profit.
 
2014-01-10 09:36:25 AM

stoli n coke: It's a one million dollar indie flick.


Exactly.  Not there were any big stars, but the tin dog might not be willing to work for scale...unless it has a guaranteed theatrical release.  Just a possibility.

stoli n coke: the guys that made Paranormal Activity didn't make hardly anything on the first movie. That's why they did sequels and had better contracts for them.


That's because the studios learned from the Blair Witch experience.  Artisan greatly underestimated how well TBWP would do in theaters and gross BO beyond like 50 or 75 million scaled up to a huge percentage to Haxan.  Can't have the people who actually created the art get the money, right?
 
2014-01-10 01:41:16 PM

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.


Do you know less about the specific issue, about why gay people have a specific opinion about OSC or about the movie business? I mean, you don't seem to know enough about any to have an opinion on the subject, but I'm just curious where your greatest ignorance lies.

/I know. You are probably one of those cute little things who thinks ignorance is a higher form of knowledge.
 
2014-01-10 02:07:03 PM

gshepnyc: Do you know less about the specific issue, about why gay people have a specific opinion about OSC or about the movie business? I mean, you don't seem to know enough about any to have an opinion on the subject, but I'm just curious where your greatest ignorance lies.


Ender's Game is going to do gangbusters on dvd.  It's a great film.  It's the kind of film kids need to see and it is the kind of film that makes you cheer.  The kid that plays Ender sells his role.

Want to know what people REALLY think about the gay controversy in America?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-10 06:03:13 PM

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


Often there is a stipulation in the film's contract that the movie must be shown. One theatre showing the movie one time satisfies that requirement. I think ZZyzz Road also had that stipulation.
 
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