Box-office disaster


I was truly stunned to see that this movie made a whopping $700,000 domestically. It's a major studio release with well-known actors. Is that some kind of record low gross for such a film? I know it probably didn't cost that much to make but still, how embarrassing for all involved.

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What was the budget for this flick? Whatever it was, the bulk of it probably went to Adam Sandler (I'm not saying that it should or shouldn't have).


Actors do not have a job...they have a blast!

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I don't think that much went to Sandler. He only had a few lines, and he probably wanted to try to his hand in a more serious role. The film's budget was definitely razor thin, and they probably shopped around for the best deals and tax credits and incentives. It may be getting some royalties from Netflix now.

But yes, making a movie is pretty risky, and it's not uncommon for them to be financial disasters.

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This was one of the worst ever for dollar per screen for a fairly wide release.

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I mean I hadn't even heard about it until I saw it on Netflix. I couldn't believe that a film made by a Oscar winning director with an all-star cast about a seemingly interesting subject that was released in 2014 wouldn't have previously been brought to my attention. When I saw it, and saw the RT rating afterwards I found out.

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That's why I watched it. I was jumping around actor's pages, was looking at Kaitlyn Dever, saw this movie and the cast, then went WTF? at the gross. I had to watch it just to see how bad it was (I gave it a 6)

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The cast was hoping that it would be the next "cool" critically acclaimed film like Juno. But it just turned out to be clunky and weird.

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oscar winning director??

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It was on French or Swiss television this evening and I have to say that I have no trouble understanding it making so little money: it was absolutely dreadful!

A lot of the plot took place in texting bubbles. Given that many people despise subtitles, it's possible that having all that text floating around dragged it down quite a bit.

Having Adam Sandler in it probably didn't help, either.

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