Why did the Burt Wonderstone movie bomb so badly?
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Why did the Burt Wonderstone movie bomb so badly?
Posted by xenythx on 3/17 at 12:49 am
It'll be lucky to make 15M this weekend.

I have no interest in seeing it in theaters and the previews don't look all that great, but you'd think the premise and the star power alone should have been good for at least a $20M opening.

Nowadays with the cost of movie tickets, $20M should be a pretty easy mark to attain with proper marketing.



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Posted by Weebie on 3/17 at 12:52 am to xenythx
two reasons -

1. people download stuff for free

2. people are too cheap to pay for anything nowadays


also if you notice this film was put together on a relatively small budget of $30M. if this same film had been put together 5 years ago, it likely would have had a budget of at least double that amount. studios are doing everything they can do adjust to the "Give me everything for free" generations coming up.


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Posted by xenythx on 3/17 at 12:53 am to Weebie
Even that terrible-looking Halle Berry movie beat it at the box office.


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Posted by UltimateHog on 3/17 at 1:01 am to xenythx
Probably because it looks fricking retarded and no one wants to go pay $10 to see shite that isn't even worth a download.




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Posted by DoUrden on 3/17 at 1:08 am to Weebie
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1. people download stuff for free

2. people are too cheap to pay for anything nowadays


Don't download movies and the cost of movies is stupid now, yes I am too cheap to pay for a couple of hours of entertainment.



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Posted by genro on 3/17 at 1:11 am to Weebie
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1. people download stuff for free

Umm no advanced screener of this film has made it onto the Scene. Unlike a lot of movies that still made bank at the box office regardless.



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Posted by KingRanch on 3/17 at 1:12 am to xenythx
Looks stupid


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Posted by eyeran on 3/17 at 1:12 am to UltimateHog
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Probably because it looks fricking retarded and no one wants to go pay $10 to see shite that isn't even worth a download.




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Posted by xenythx on 3/17 at 1:19 am to eyeran
That didn't stop terrible looking movies like The Campaign last year and Jack and Jill the year before from making 25M+ on it's opening weekend on star power alone.


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Posted by UltimateHog on 3/17 at 1:20 am to xenythx
The Campaign looked somewhat decent, complete opposite of Wonderstone.


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Posted by eyeran on 3/17 at 1:28 am to xenythx
Steve Carell isn't quite on Ferrell or Sandler's star power level yet and its been a while since Jim Carrey was a legit box office star.




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Posted by JabarkusRussell on 3/17 at 1:37 am to xenythx
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Nowadays with the cost of movie tickets


You answered your question. People aren't going to pay $10 a ticket to see that crap.



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Posted by ipodking on 3/17 at 1:41 am to xenythx
Steve Carell's wig looks so ridiculous


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Posted by eyeran on 3/17 at 1:43 am to JabarkusRussell
They could cut the prices in half and I still don't think anybody would go to a movie theater to see two over the hill men in bad wigs do magic tricks.



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Posted by la_birdman on 3/17 at 1:50 am to xenythx
Because it looks stupid.



Some cheap off color laughs set in a movie set in Vegas. Again.






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Posted by Notro on 3/17 at 1:56 am to xenythx
Steve Carell can't carry this kind of movie.


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Posted by coolpapaboze on 3/17 at 7:19 am to Notro
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Steve Carell can't carry a movie.

FIFY



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Posted by Warfarer on 3/17 at 7:23 am to eyeran
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Steve Carell isn't quite on Ferrell or Sandler's star power level yet and its been a while since Jim Carrey was a legit box office star.



This. Outside of 40 Year Old Virgin, which was carried by the supporting cast, Carell has done shite in the lead role and nothing of note. He isn't a box office draw because people are starting to understand, whether they admit it or not, that his shite gets old and he isn't funny in large doses.



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Posted by chinese58 on 3/17 at 7:36 am to xenythx
I don't know but I'm glad it isn't doing well.

Maybe kids are getting smarter and the adults that have been supporting crap like this are growing up.



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Posted by theunknownknight on 3/17 at 7:39 am to chinese58
Has anyone actually watched this movie yet? Is it funny at least?


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