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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.

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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.

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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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