Category Archives: Box Office Most Wanted

When movies get released to theaters, they are on the right track when they get a “wide release.” This is to say, a movie that opens in over 2,000 theaters domestically (U.S. and Canada). However, some of these wide released movies don’t make money in spite of this theater count. These movies are…The Box Office Most Wanted. Films reviewed here come from Box Office Mojo’s list of “Worst Wide Openings” in 2,000+ theaters, which rank the lowest grossing opening weekends from wide released films.

Foodfight! (2012): The Most Terrifying, Inappropriate Children’s Movie

The premise of the ill-fated, surprisingly high budgeted (estimated at $65 million, a $65 million that cannot be found on screen) Foodfight! is enough to make most people cringe at the exploitation of audiences. During the after hours at a grocery store dubbed “Marketroplis,” the food products come to life (and the store itself morphs into a weird alternate food universe for some reason). Some of these food products are familiar to us: Mr. Clean, Mrs. Butterworth, Charlie Tuna. The concept of pushing product placement on such an overt level to children is discomforting enough. Then, of course, there is the plot of the film.

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Foodfight! follows an ex-detective dog (Charlie Sheen) who quits the biz after his bride-to-be mysteriously vanishes from the store. He is pulled out of retirement when a Continue reading Foodfight! (2012): The Most Terrifying, Inappropriate Children’s Movie

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Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 4 – We Are Your Friends

Box Office Most Wanted is a series dedicated to discussing some of the lowest grossing films of all time. The list of films can be found, and are ranked according to, the Box Office Mojo list of the “Worst Openings – Very Wide,” which is to say the lowest grossing opening weekends from films released in 2,000+ theaters domestically (U.S. and Canada).

 

We Are Your Friends

  • Release Date – August 28, 2015
  • Production Budget – $2 million (estimated)
  • Size of Release – 2,333 theaters
  • Opening Weekend Box Office –  $1,767,308
  • Total Box Office –  $3,591,417
  • 6th lowest box office opening in a wide release ever

 

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Cole (Zac Efron) is a young, up-and-coming DJ in the San Fernando Valley.  He and his best friends are…douchebags.

The first five minutes of this film shows us that it doesn’t know what it wants to be. It begins as a Continue reading Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 4 – We Are Your Friends

Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 3 – Alone in the Dark

Note: Heavily spoilers for Alone in the Dark.

Box Office Most Wanted is a series dedicated to discussing some of the lowest grossing films of all time. The list of films can be found, and are ranked according to, the Box Office Mojo list of the “Worst Openings – Very Wide,” which is to say the lowest grossing opening weekends from films released in 2,000+ theaters domestically (U.S. and Canada).

 

Alone in the Dark

  • Release Date – January 28, 2005
  • Production Budget – $20 million
  • Size of Release – 2,124 theaters
  • Opening Weekend Box Office – $2,834,421
  • Total Box Office – $5,178,569
  • 27th lowest box office opening in a wide release ever

 

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Time to put on my serious face!

Oh, Uwe Boll, how majestic a creature thou art. Your movies are like nails on a chalkboard personified, and nobody will fund your next movie. You are cinema’s magical unicorn without Continue reading Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 3 – Alone in the Dark

Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 2: #126 – Dragonball Evolution

Box Office Most Wanted is a series dedicated to discussing some of the lowest grossing films of all time. The list of films can be found, and are ranked according to, the Box Office Mojo list of the “Worst Openings – Very Wide,” which is to say the lowest grossing opening weekends from films released in 2,000+ theaters domestically (U.S. and Canada).

Dragonball Evolution

  • Release Date – April 10, 2009
  • Production Budget – Unknown (est. $45 million)
  • Size of Release – 2,181 theaters
  • Opening Weekend Box Office – $4,756,488
  • Total Box Office – $9,362,785
  • 126th lowest box office opening in a wide release ever

 

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The writer apologized for it. The creator of the property from which it was based refuses to even use the property’s name to describe itDragonball Evolution was a major creative failure. Let’s talk about it! Continue reading Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 2: #126 – Dragonball Evolution

Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 1: #2 – Delgo

 Box Office Most Wanted is a series dedicated to discussing some of the lowest grossing films of all time. The list of films can be found, and are ranked according to, the Box Office Mojo list of the “Worst Openings – Very Wide,” which is to say the lowest grossing opening weekends from films released in 2,000+ theaters domestically (U.S. and Canada).

Delgo

  • Release Date – Dec. 12, 2008
  • Production Budget – $40 million
  • Size of Release – 2,160 theaters
  • Opening Weekend Box Office – $511,920
  • Total Box Office – $694,782
  • 2nd lowest box office opening in a wide release ever

 

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In a peaceful village, a frog…lizard…man…creature plays catch with a child named Delgo. They enjoy their day with laughter and joy. Until Continue reading Box Office Most Wanted Ep. 1: #2 – Delgo