Screen Junkies » believe http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:24:21 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Let’s Talk About The Films That Tanked Over Christmas http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/lets-talk-about-the-films-that-tanked-over-christmas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/lets-talk-about-the-films-that-tanked-over-christmas/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:28:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258508 We need to balance out all the heartwarming Christmas stories with some bad news.

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Some films did fine. Frozen held on well, Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle did more or less fine given their adult subject matters and R ratings.

But three movies that people expected little from did even worse than people thought. Grudge Match, that terrible, terrible looking film about elderly men punching each other, made $7.3 million. Justin Bieber‘s film, Hey, I’m Justin Bieber! Believe made $2 million, which doesn’t even begin to cover Beebs’ lip gloss budget.

Then there is 47 Ronin, which I thought looked kind of cool, and seemed like a decent Keanu Reeves vehicle. I was in the minority. The film made $9.9 million on a budget of perhaps $200 million. That’s a stinker, all right. It is widely assumed that unless the film increases its second-week take by 1000%, Keanu Reeves will be tied down to a highway and run over by a truck.

 

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