Friday, 8 July 2011

Screen flops of 2011

Perhaps Hollywood has lost its golden touch, with a series of big screen flops in 2011. According to The Hollywood Reporter the following results have been achieved (the percentage in brackets are based on production costs not including any marketing fees):
  • 'The Beaver' - Lost £11.8m (-94%)
  • 'Mars Needs Moms' - Lost £69.7m (-74%)
  • 'Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil' - Lost £10.3m (-54.7%)
  • 'Your Highness' - Lost £15.8m (-50%)
  • 'Joody Moody and the Not Bummer Summer' - Lost £6.6m (-32%)
  • 'Prom' - Made £1.3m (+8.6%)
  • 'Sucker Punch' - Made £4.9m (+9.5%)
  • 'Arthur' - Made £3.6m (+14.4%)
  • 'Priest' - Made £9.5m (+25%)
  • 'Green Lantern' - Made £37m (+29.9%)
However, these all pale into insignificance with 'Love's Kitchen' starring Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani and Michelle Ryan - and with a guest appearance  by Gordon Ramsey - which grossed, that's GROSSED £121 in its opening weekend last month.

That's an approximate average of £24 each over the five cinemas it was shown at. Phew. What a scorcher. I can't find anywhere that details the production cost, but I reckon that someone's lost a bundle of cash on this one. Maybe the British love affair with Rom-coms has ended?

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