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Low Budget 'Creature' Sets Low Box Office Record

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Low Budget 'Creature' Sets Low Box Office Record

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The independently distributed horror movie has a per-screen average audience of just six paying customers.

A box office record was set over the weekend, though not the good kind. The low budget horror movie Creature opened on 1,507 screens and grossed only $331,000. That makes it the lowest grossing opening weekend on record for a single movie opening on more than 1,500 screens.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ets-low-234198
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How the heck were they able to get enough money to open on over 1500 screens?
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I chose not to see it Saturday night fearing it would be crowded with riff-raff.



 


Edited by wizzack - 9/3/12 at 8:13am
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

How the heck were they able to get enough money to open on over 1500 screens?

An educated guess . . .

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former MCA President Sid Sheinberg, who has been a producer with his own company, The Bubble Factory, since 1995.
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I'm surprised it was such a quiet opening. When I posted about this movie in June I thought there would be some build up to the opening in Sept based on what the articles said in your replies.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1342510
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Creature you are off the hook! The Oogieloves set record the for worst movie opening of all time.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/02/oogieloves-big-balloon-adventure-worst-box-office-debut-flop/


After its inauspicious opening Wednesday, when the bizarre kiddie flick The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure earned a shockingly low $47 average at each theater, it looked like it could be headed for the worst opening weekend of all time for a film playing in over 2,000 theaters.

Well, it happened.

According to studio estimates, the colorful toddler-targeting entry, which is being distributed by Kenn Viselman Presents (Viselman formerly found massive success as producer of The Teletubbies), earned a truly awful $448,131 from 2,160 theaters in its debut three-day weekend.

That gross yielded a per theater average of $207. Yes, you’re reading that correctly: $207!


Just how low is that? Let’s pretend that the average ticket price for each customer was about $7 this weekend. That would mean that only 30 people saw Oogieloves at each theater — across all its showings — over the past three days.

The film, which stars a series of creepy costumed characters with names like Toofie, Zoozie, and Goobie, as well as a vacuum cleaner named J. Edgar (and not to mention Jamie Pressly, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, and Toni Braxton, whose heart will never unbreak now), cost $20 million to produce, and another reported $40 million to promote. Was the marketing money well spent? Judge for yourself in the trailer below:

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Film looks eic tongue.gif
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Its on Netflix streaming in HD.

Matt, did you mean to say epic?wink.gif
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Not surprising. Watched it on Netfix and it is unbelievably bad.
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Creature is also on Netflix streaming. wink.gif
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