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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:45 AM

Won't Back Down has the worst opening since 1982

It's good people apparently don't want propaganda with their movies.

http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/worstopenings.htm?page=WRSTOPN25&sort=opening&order=ASC&p=.htm

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Reply Won't Back Down has the worst opening since 1982 (Original post)
geefloyd46 Oct 2012 OP
JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #1
regnaD kciN Oct 2012 #2
nxylas Oct 2012 #3
Squinch Oct 2012 #4
NICO9000 Oct 2012 #6
bemildred Oct 2012 #5
yurbud Oct 2012 #7
The Doctor. Oct 2012 #8

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:07 AM

1. We saw

The preview two weeks ago - when we saw The Words. It never crossed my mind to see it. Aside from content - not a fan of the two lead actors. The extended preview showed a boring movie.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:30 AM

2. Only for openings in 2,500 theaters or more...

And it doesn't come close to Oggieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure from a few weeks ago -- that one, which opened in only around 2,000 theaters, averaged only $206 per theater; by which standard, WBD's $1,035 seems like Titanic by comparison.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:53 AM

3. Rahm, is that you?

Gotta take comfort where you can find it, I suppose.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:38 AM

4. I'm getting a picture of the 12 guys who are trying to take over all the wealth in the world.

Fat guy with cigar: We need to bust the unions. They are in the way of our evil plan.

Skinny guy with cigar: Let's make a movie! The unwashed ignorant masses believe anything you say in a movie.

(Months later)
Frightened lackey: Well, sirs, the movie flopped and our message is not getting out.

Fat guy with cigar: hmmmmm......

Skinny guy with cigar (snaps fingers): A BOY BAND! WE'LL MAKE A BOY BAND! A boy band could spread our message to the masses!

Fat guy with cigar (rubbing hands together evilly): Yes, yes. And we'll call it "Union Frackers!" (Bites into large mound of caviar on cracker made of baby seal skin.)

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:46 PM

6. Oh Dear God! Please don't give them any ideas!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:24 AM

5. Gee, I wonder why? nt

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:14 PM

7. Same thing happened with WAITING FOR SUPERMAN:

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:40 PM

8. I found this review helpful:

 

"For a movie funded by right - wingers with an anti - union agenda, I give them props for the high production values of this film. I guess they could afford it. Aside from that one high point, the rest of it serves as propaganda against working class teachers. Overall, the movie is pretty average and it is not surprising it opened without much fanfare. Characters were generic and the story line moved in a predictable fashion. The over the top portrayal of corrupt "union bosses" was quite laughable.

In a few months time, it will likely be lost in the bins of discount DVDs at Walmart. Thus, if you still want to watch it, I'd wait till then to pick it up."


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1870529/

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