Skip to comments.Box office report: 'The Possession' leads the worst weekend in over a decade
Posted on 09/11/2012 9:54:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Chances are, you weren't at the movies this weekend. Not a single film at the box office reached $10 million. Call it the curse of "The Oogieloves."
The Top 12 films grossed a depressingly low $51.9 million the worst Top 12 total since Sept. 5-7, 2008, when Nicolas Cage flop Bangkok Dangerous led the chart with $7.7 million and the Top 12 films earned $50.3 million. Even more distressingly, this weekend marked the lowest cumulative ticket sales in over a decade. The last frame to notch worse overall ticket sales was Sept. 21-23, 2001 two weekends after the 9/11 attacks when only one new wide release entered theaters: Mariah Carey's infamous bomb Glitter. (Keep in mind, as final weekend results come in on Monday, things could change. Stay tuned.)
Lionsgate's $14 million horror entry The Possession once again topped the chart with $9.5 million. The film, which earned a "B" CinemaScore grade last week, enjoyed a better than expected hold (it dropped 46 percent) especially since its debut results were inflated by it bowing on a holiday weekend. After ten days, The Possession has earned $33.3 million, and by the end of its run, it may possess close to $50 million total.
If you're not a fan of demonic tales like The Possession, prepare yourself to keep seeing them for a long while at the box office. The "Based on a True Story" conceit, which was effectively used in marketing for The Possession (and similar titles like The Devil Inside), still hasn't worn out its welcome with American audiences, and horror tales are so cheap to make that they don't need gargantuan grosses to provide solid financial returns for their studios.
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Could Americans finally be sick of the garbage Follywood has been foisting on us for decades?
I saw a review that said POSESSION is a horrible movie but so are all the other ones.
“Based on a true story” is usually so thinly related to something that really happened to be laughable. “Inspired by a true story” is basically they saw a headline and said “Lets make a movie like that”... such as whales stuck in the ice....
Is this movie about a hurricane? (See the pic)
Definitely! As proof of this, I submit to you the success of Honey Boo Boo and Breaking Amish.
I agree, it’s the “Hunger Games Syndrome”.
You simply cannot make a movie with all-male heroes anymore.
2016: Obama’s America is now in more than 2,000 theaters and has grossed $26,115,717 to date. See it if you haven’t, if only to piss off liberals.
RE: 2016: Obamas America is now in more than 2,000 theaters and has grossed $26,115,717 to date.
I read that it only cost about $10 Million to make, advertise and promote this documentary.
That means the film is on track to make over 3 times its production cost ( at least ).
-— That means the film is on track to make over 3 times its production cost -—
Not to mention the revenues from the Dinesh D’Souza plush toys. ;-)
I don't think the "Ice Age" franchise came from Pixar.
There’s not only a tough chick myth, there’s also a tough metrosexual man myth. In addition to 95lb supermodels deftly kicking linesmen across the room, media also brainwashes pencil necked prettyboys into thinking there is some movie magic that makes muscular behemoths scatter like ninepins before the mincing dance like moves of male model types with perfectly plucked eyebrows.
I assure you, that in real life this is not the case.
The newest martial art: ‘waif-fu’. Enables the tiniest female actress to totally kick a$$ on the big guys.