Monday, April 30, 2012

If you're into movies, this might interest you

 "Battleship" Avoids U.S. Release and Makes $170 Mil Around the World

UPDATE: Sunday, April 29th: “Battleship” is now up to $170 Mil worldwide without US release until May 18th.

“Battleship,” Universal Pictures’ big summer entertainment, cost over $200 million to make. You know it’s cheesy and not very good, so why subject the studio to American reviews? 

Very wisely, Universal has been opening “Battleship” around the world in advance of its May 18th U.S. landing. And the result: already $129 million in the bank. And more to come. 

These numbers are from And they tell you why Ron Meyer is so good at his job running the studio. The movie has terrible reviews–it’s scored a 48% on Rotten Tomatoes. One British reviewer simply called it “trash.” Universal calls it “money” and there will enough of it by May 18th to avoid a “John Carter” disaster. 

This is the new trend. If your movie is bad, play for it people who just need to see explosions and special effects.More at Forbes:

Hey, wait a minute.  Is this guy calling the European audience unsophisticated rubes?  Sure sounds like it to me.  

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't we supposed to be enamored with all things European (especially their communism/socialism?)  But ignore their financial plight ... don't listen to the conservatives ... that's all overblown ... everything is going to be ok

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