Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Box office disaster: 'Oogieloves' has the worst opening weekend of all time

From ew, After its inauspicious opening Wednesday, when the bizarre kiddie flick The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure earned a shockingly low $47 average at each theater, it looked like it could be headed for the worst opening weekend of all time for a film playing in over 2,000 theaters.

Well, it happened.

According to studio estimates, the colorful toddler-targeting entry, which is being distributed by Kenn Viselman Presents (Viselman formerly found massive success as producer of The Teletubbies), earned a truly awful $448,131 from 2,160 theaters in its debut three-day weekend.

That gross yielded a per theater average of $207. Yes, you’re reading that correctly: $207!

Just how low is that? Let’s pretend that the average ticket price for each customer was about $7 this weekend. That would mean that only 30 people saw Oogieloves at each theater — across all its showings — over the past three days.

The film, which stars a series of creepy costumed characters with names like Toofie, Zoozie, and Goobie, as well as a vacuum cleaner named J. Edgar (and not to mention Jamie Pressly, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, and Toni Braxton, whose heart will never unbreak now), cost $20 million to produce, and another reported $40 million to promote.


Johnny Sweatpants said...

Now I have to see it to see what all the suck is about.

JPX said...

Oh I guarantee that this film will find cult status shortly. It will become the movie everyone gets high to.

Octopunk said...

I dunno, man. I checked out that trailer and it looked too lame for drugs to help. "His pants fell down again!"

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I respectfully disagree Octo. After finally watching the trailer I can see with clarity that stoners around the world shall unite to boogie their oogies off. Future midnight movie classic.

AC said...

for creepy costumed kids shows i'll stick to pufnstuf.