The Howard Stern Curse strike again, Tammy falls short of expectations

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Howard Stern keeps moving the needle.. downwards

    Tammy becomes the latest in a long line of movies that was promoted in studio to underachieve

    Melisa McCarthy's Tammy will end the weekend with $32 million ($20 million budget)

    It's almost like Howard doesn't have 24 million listeners or something


    Box Office: ‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Tammy’ Top Dreadful July 4th Weekend
    VarietyJuly 6, 2014
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    By Brent Lang

    Transformers: Age of Extinction topped a Fourth of July holiday that let out a whimper at the box office instead of a bang.

    Overall, this holiday weekend topped out at approximately $122 million total, a roughly 45% drop from last year’s Independence Day, which brought in $230 million overall.

    “There wasn’t another big tentpole movie to compete withTransformers,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst of BoxOffice.com. “There was a hesitancy on the part of studios to open against it, but what the market is saying is that there was room for another tentpole to compete with it.”

    The fourth Transformers film netted $36.4 million in its second week of release from 4,233 locations, pushing the $210 million production to $174.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates.

    Internationally, the film continued to be a juggernaut, particularly in China, where it is outpacing its domestic run, adding another $50.9 million to its bottom line and putting its total from the Asian nation at $212.8 million. The film topped the foreign box office with $95.8 million from 37 territories, lifting its international total to $400.9 million.

    Among the crop of new releases, New Line’s Tammy fared the best, wrangling $32.9 million across 3,400 screens over its first five days, $21.2 million of it coming from the weekend. That’s a lower figure than pre-release tracking had suggested it would attract, with most analysts predicting a debut of $40 million over its first five days in theaters.

    The Melissa McCarthy comedy cost a modest $20 million to produce, so its opening figure still puts it on the path to profitability.

    Warner Bros. distribution chief Dan Fellman said credit goes to McCarthy for bringing in crowds.

    “Her fans love her and they support her and we’re happy to be in business with her,” he said.

    “We’re a strong number two this weekend,” Fellman added, predicting the film would end up with between $80 million to $100 million over its stateside run.

    Word-of-mouth for Tammy could be problematic. The picture earned poor reviews (27% on Rotten Tomatoes) and received a lackluster C+ CinemaScore rating.
     
  2. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    slow build :grad:
     
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    looks like they have some snapple cup editing to do
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    very slow

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    Why couldn't Tammy lose money so I never had to see that unfunny whale ever again?
     
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    This proves that she can't carry a movie on her own.. her previous two hits had real co-stars
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Anyone who saw the ads for that movie and actually paid money to see it deserve what they get. She doesn't even have the looks to fall back on like her cousin.
     
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    I honestly, and I mean this concertedly, can't imagine what studio exec got this movies pitch, and then said "let's do it!!!" .... Tammy looks like a film they would show at an autistic childs mental asylum at Saturday movie night....
     
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    not use to the new imdb...

    is this the first thing her and her husband ever wrote/sold?

    is this her husband's first time directing?

    I see her husband tried to add a bunch of writing credits of cartoons to his imdb and is awaiting their approval.. hmmmm

    :mexican:
     
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    Molly is the head of the household over mike.
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room Gold

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    We saw jersey boys on Friday. It was really really good.
     
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    I don't get it, I don't want to see obese pigs on TV or the big screen. Not fun or Funny. :fil:
     
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    Saw Tammy this week. Horrible, but went in not expecting much. The previews were all shit. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. :facepalm:
     
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    It has so far. $20 mill production budget + around $20-25 for ads. And, since the studio only sees half of the box office total, it has to reach $80-$90 million before it's profitable. Maybe it's little less if the ad budget was lower, but I've seen ads for it everywhere.
     
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    She ain't no tommy boy

    Well, actually she is exactly like tommy boy.

    a couple good movies and then nothing
     
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    What were you being punished for?
     
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    Anyone remember when movies were watchable? Transformers & Tammy?? Movie studios are worried about pirating??? Who wants to steal those pieces of shit?

    Rant over.
     
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    Valid question. It was a scheduling consideration where nothing else was starting soon, so it was Tammy by default. Not making an excuse, just explaining.
     
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    I'm tired of allegedly funny fat girls.
    I wish every alleged comedian was as funny as Totie Fields.
    Here she is sticking her finger up Jerry Lewis's ass:

     
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau with Marlon Brando. Yeah, that's only movie I've wanted to see less than Tammy after watching their respective commercials.