Skip to comments."Battleship" Avoids U.S. Release and Makes $170 Mil Around the World
Posted on 04/29/2012 3:58:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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 its 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 Boxofficemojo.com. And they tell you why Ron Meyer is so good at his job running the studio. The movie has terrible reviewsits 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. The movie stars non-actor Rihanna, and John Carter hero Taylor Kitsch.
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