The projected weekend box office tally is in, and all I can say is, OUCH! The top 12 films pulled in a paltry $51 million dollars this weekend. In The Los Angeles Times, several movie distributors put their best spin on the disaster of a weekend, saying things like, "We'll [still] turn a profit on this one." The film that distributor was talking about? Nicholas Cage's Bangkok Dangerous, which lead the weekend box office to new record low. Bangkok pulled in a pathetic $7.8 million dollars, placing at number on on the charts, but leading off the worst box office returns in five years.
Why don't they just put out more films that people want to see?