Christian Slater's 'Playback': Film Is The Lowest-Grossing Of 2012

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...Playback-scrapes-just-264-U-S-box-office.html

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    While 2012 has been a big year for movies, it also played host to some major box office bombs. Children's movie "Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure" famously crashed-and-burned, taking the title for the lowest-grossing wide release of all time, Tyler Perry's critically panned "Alex Cross" made $10 million less than its budget, and Gerard Butler's surfing flick "Chasing Mavericks" saw a total gross of just $5 million.

    But the film that made the absolute least money this year? A little movie by the name of "Playback," starring Christian Slater. The horror film showed for one week at one movie theater, earning a total gross of $264. "Playback" played the week of March 16 - 22. Calculations from The Daily Mail show that approximately 33 people bought tickets to the movie to reach this total.

    While Christian Slater provided the main star power to "Playback," the film also featured Johnny Pacar ("Make It or Break It") and Toby Hemingway ("The Black Swan"). The film, which had an estimated budget of $7.5 million, starred Slater as a crooked cop who is working to expose evil in his small town.

    Slater's upcoming projects include a role in "The Power of Few" with Christopher Walken, and "Nymphomaniac" with Shia LaBeouf.
     
  2. Smell Muhfinger

    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    Ouch
     
  3. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I still like slater but i never even heard of this movie.
     
  4. crazypreacher

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    I'm one of the dummies that bought two tix to Alex Cross.
     
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    Guess people are tired of seeing his Jack Nicholson impersonation
     
  6. AmishGirl

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    How the mighty fall ... :facepalm:
     
  7. Gas Face

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    It was only in one movie theatre for a week
     
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    just read this on Yahoo. never heard of the movie
     
  9. tomtom

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    Was it even advertised? I like when they advertise the hell out of shitty movies and they show the blurbs:

    "Wild Roller Coaster Ride" and "Edge of your seat thriller" and they are from never heard of paid bloggers.
     
  10. Gas Face

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    I don't know. I never heard of it until today.
     
  11. RenchFries

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    Holy shit, that is bad.

    Does this mean it's also a bad movie?
     
  12. DarkFriday

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  13. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    I had no idea of its existence until it was listed on that article on Yahoo.


    Its over Christian. The career is over.
     
  14. Bye You!

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    OMG why? had you not read the books and not already known how awful a writer James Patterson is?
     
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    The gal I went with liked the books.

    :facepalm:
     
  16. Bye You!

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    i thought it was just me, seeing how crazy popular he is, until i read an article by Stephen King, and he went OFF on how horrible a writer he is. :rofl:

    i was like "thank god! I'm not the crazy one!"
     
  17. Mr Sinister

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    $264 :haha: that's pretty embarrassing
     
  18. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    Supposedly James Patterson uses ghost writers too; it would explain how he releases so many books.
     
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    I feel the same way. Patterson's horrible and I can't understand why he sells so many books. He was one of the top ten earners in media last year (I think he made $168m). Tyler Perry was also on that list if that tells you anything.

    They're not ghost writers as their names are on the covers. But yes, he has a stable of writers cranking shitty books out for him. Many of the Alex Cross books Patterson writes him self though.
     
  20. Scott

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    He peaked at Happy Harry Hardon.