Like say Lone Ranger, Jupiter Ascending, or John Carter
i saw john carter and it was pretty hilarious cause it was me, my brother and a buddy in that particular show.
i think i've seen many other movies that have bombed at the box office but i would have to check a list of bombs to be certain
edit: i found this list and the amount of movies in there i saw in theaters is longer than i expected but i'll leave it here so people can check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_box_office_bombs
One that comes to mind would be Wild Wild West. Got free tickets to that amazing masterpiece. I think there was a whole 10-15 people in the theatre, of which half consisted of some guys that were yelling and making fun of the movie for the whole duration of it. Appropiate, when I think about it now.
Like say Lone Ranger, Jupiter Ascending, or John Carter
Yes, yes, and yes (in IMAX, no less). I'm not sure why, other than something about them interested me despite the advertisements doing their best otherwise. I also like going to movies, period, so as long as a crime doesn't break out and the a/v are decent, I'm happy. Dredd, Speed Racer, and other real bangers sometimes just don't connect with audiences at the time, but at least they exist in accessible forms that let people discover the error of their ways.
Oh, I also have a MoviePass, so it really takes the sting out of seeing the occasional dud.
They may not be box office bombs in the same proportions as say,
John Carter, but I saw the latest two movies by Paul Thomas Anderson. I thought both The Master and Inherent Vice were all-around excellent movies, but apparently they didn't break-even.
Edit: Wait, John Carter actually broke-even and made more than $20m in profits.
Having seen Scott Pilgrim twice in the cinemas, I think I count for about 5% of that's film's UK box office. Others I can remember seeing in the cinema that are considered proper flops fiscally are Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within and Dredd. But guys, Dredd's pretty damn good. I've seen a few little indie films in the pictures that didn't make their budget back like Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World if that counts?
According to that list I saw The Great Raid and Dudley Do-Right in theaters. I've seen a lot off that list but mostly at home.
Also it's good to remember that movie studios sometimes fudge their numbers for tax purposes or royalty purposes. This means a movie could be a "bomb" and still make money. It's nefarious and legal and happens all too often.
13th Warrior, John Carter, Stealth, Spirits Within, Evan Almighty, Jupiter Ascending, Windtalkers, The Wolfman, Chronicles of Riddick, K-19 The Widowmaker, and Conan the Barbarian from that list. But http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=warriorsofvirtue.htm is probably on there. That movie is such garbage.
I took a day off school to do it..
..with a friend..
..front row center..
..I had read the book that came out at the same time the night before..point by point recap of the plot.
...I regret every single statement there (except the with a friend/got a day off from school, that's always fun)
Pathfinder, went with a group of friends. The movie we wanted to see was at the wrong time/sold out, and we weren't leaving without seeing something. All we had to go on was an 8"x16" title card with the showtimes, looked like it had planets or something, figured it was a sci-fi. Surprise!
To be fair, we had a great time. That toboggan chase scene is something else.
I've seen The Spirits Within, The Wolfman, & Hugo. Only The Spirits Within was god awful. I'm unashamed to admit I really liked Hugo. The Wolfman wasn't so much bad as it was disappointing because you could see the promise but the movie never gets there. Kind of surprised Waterworld and Battlefield Earth aren't among the biggest movie flops of all time.
I saw R.I.P.D. I was originally going to go see Pacific Rim with friends but then I missed them. Instead, another friend saw me and he was done with whatever so we just saw that movie for some reason.
It was a terrible movie by pretty much all means. However, I enjoyed myself because it was SO stupid and filled with puns (I think, I don't remember much at this point) that I was laughing most of the time. If I will watch that movie ever again, I can't say but at least I had a good time with it.
Yes, hundreds. I like bad movies (Note, though, not all box office bombs are bad movies).
Scott Pilgrim,which sucks, because I love that movie. It is probably the best video game movie not based on a video game.
That's a great movie, however the best video game film not based on a video game is Cloak and Dagger.
Scott Pilgrim is a movie based on a comic book inspired by video games.
Grindhouse made less then half of its $53 million budget, maybe not a huge bomb due to its low budget, but it was a theatre going experience I was lucky to have had in its complete form. A handful of people left after the first film not realizing it was a double feature.
From the Wikipedia list of top bombs I saw 8 or so in theatres, including 47 Ronin. I really enjoyed John Carter and Hugo and still wouldn't mind seeing The Wolfman and The Lone Ranger.
I I was really bad with my disposable income as a teen. That was the last time I wasted money going to the movies.
Funny people Sucked Shit, I couldn't believe the one person in my group trying to defend it, HOW do you make a movie called FUNNY PEOPLE and start it with "YOU HAVE CANCER" and then proceed to not be funny at all...ever.
I also saw John Carter which I thought was pretty good, nothing mindblowing but a good movie nonetheless the concept is really awesome.
oh yeah dredd bombed too that made me sad cause karl urban made a great dredd
It really makes me sad that it bombed, I thought that movie was Really fantastic it deserves to get another.
I saw Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within probably the weekend it came out. My friend at the time was way deep into Final Fantasy. That movie isn't that bad, when you accept that its writing is a mess because it is sci-fi anime. I can see why it completely bombed, in that there is no reason that movie ever should have been released outside of Japan. As much as it has the broad themes of Final Fantasy in it, in terms of...Gaia and all that business, it was always going to get a lot of flack from fans who just wanted the fan service that is Advent Children. No broad appeal because anime as fuck, no fan appeal because not FF7, how did that movie happen.
I also saw Tomorrowland randomly over the summer. That movie is totally fine. I think the release timing must've just been bad for it, and maybe people aren't ready for family movie George Clooney.
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