Originally Posted by Josh Z
Considering the embarrassingly dismal box office performance of this year's hard-R reboot, do the studio's have much of any other alternative than to water everything down to PG-13?
R rated films can still make money. And every once in a while an R rated film comes along and proves it. FLIGHT is going to be hugely profitable.
And thank God for the R rated comedy.
But nobody wanted another DREDD movie outside of the die hard fans. It was a stupid movie to make. Not stupid as in a stupid script. But stupid in risking the money on a concept that was a turd when released back in the 90's. No one outside of the comic book word knows that DREDD is cool character. They just know the Sly Stallone film that tanked.
Worse, the studios are creating a vicious catch-22 for the R. They don't know ho to market them. They are flat out afraid of them. And when they make one, they stack the odds against it. Sadly, the last big big R rated film to come out was not exactly a critical darling. You yourself despised it. No need to mention the name of the film but it opened big and fell fast because audiences were split. Had it been a better film, it would have made a lot more money. 402 million worldwide so it's profitable, but only 126 mil of that was domestic. I truly believe had it been as good as ALIEN or ALIENS we would have seen a 200 million dollar U.S. gross.
And by the way, how many PG movies are there now? Pretty soon we will have G and PG-13 and that's it. The thought makes me wanna puke. How ****ed up is it that if I want adult fare i need to watch HBO, Showtime or AMC original television programming?!