Skip to comments.Glowing 'Che' Movie Reviews Ignore Fact It was One of Worst BO Bombs in Film History
Posted on 04/18/2009 6:39:52 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
The two part movie "Che" has turned out to be one of the worst box office bombs in film history. How bad was it? Well, since opening last December, this movie has earned a grand total of just $1,432,057 as of the weekend of April 10-12.
Since the budget for this film was $40 million and at least half of those revenues went to the theaters screening this bomb, that means the total loss for 'Che' was approximately the entire budget cost. Compare this to the gold standard of movie bombs, "Heaven's Gate." When it was released it 1980 it also had a $40 million budget but it earned about 3 times the revenue of the "Che" movie at $3,484,331. As a result, "Heaven's Gate," became known as the mother of all box office bombs and rare was the review that did not mention its financial disaster.
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I didn’t even know the “Che” movie was out. Ha!
“Che” was almost as much of a bust as “W”. Perhaps the general public understands Hollywood propaganda better than I thought?
My hope is that everyone associated with this wretched movie becomes box office poison and never works in Hollywood again. Money talks.
A BO bomb? Must really have stunk.
The term ‘commercially brave’ in one of those reviews refers to the 4 hour plus running length and a historical figure that most people under 35 don’t know (sad but true).
I hate it when people give away the endings but.....
Che dies at the end.
Excuited like a common criminal. No ceramony no firing squad. Bang you are DEAD!
Maybe next they'll film The Glorious Rise of Josef Stalin
>>> “Heaven’s Gate.” When it was released it 1980 it also had a $40 million budget
Fair point about Che’s box office failure, but this isn’t an apples to apples comparison. Adjusting for inflation the two movies do not have the same baseline. $40 million in 1980 would now be in the neighborhood of $100 million.
But that would make the current revenues even less.
My guess is that Barack Hussein Obama has seen it three times and owns the DVD.
The conservative humor site The People’s Cube sells anti-Che shirts...”Che-Mart: We Smell For Less”
“Are you sick of seeing the face of a communist murderer everywhere? Does the sight of trust fund kids clad in “cool Che” t-shirts make your blood boil? Do you find it ironic that a dedicated communist has contributed to massive retail profiteering by capitalists t-shirt manufacturers? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Che-Mart we sell our t-shirts solely for capitalist pig profits. Please help us laugh all the way to the bank!”
I wish we had a real cut of Che standing before Jesus.
Hey “Che lives!”
Just as how most people today are completely unaware of what a horrible excuse for a human being the "real" Che was... Especially those who wear him on their shirts, or display him on posters.
Knowing that a lot of people lost a lot of money on that movie makes me happy, though it sort of sucks that some people will be able to use it as a tax deduction...
Yayyyyyyyy! I’d watch the ending.