Hollywood's summer is off to a cool start
didn't make nearly as much money as it should have over the weekend--this followed on the heels of Van Helsing
not making nearly enough money on its opening weekend. Reading this article, there are a lot of reasons thrown out as to why this occurred--maybe it was the Lakers/Spurs game (as if anyone cares about the NBA Playoffs!) or maybe it was the long running time of Troy
and the R-rating. Now, I haven't seen either film but I've got to wonder if maybe the reason neither made a lot of money doesn't come down to a simple economic reason--maybe there are just a lot of people like me who can't see every movie that comes out and are saving our hard earned movie going dollars for some of the other summer movies that are on the way. (Can't wait to see Shrek 2
and Spider-Man 2
) And another part of it may be word of mouth--I've heard nothing but reports that VanHelsing
is just two hours of your life you will never have back and while there have been some good reviews for Troy
, they haven't been enough to really push it into a category of a Must See Movie. It look pretty good, but it definitely is on the rental category list since Nashville apparently does not have the dollar movie theaters.
Man, I miss the dollar movies.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/17/2004 01:12:00 PM