Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Trailer: UP Original Movie 'My Other Mother' (Lynn Whitfield, Essence Atkins, Jasmine Guy) Debuts 9/21 Trailer: UP Original Movie 'My Other Mother' (Lynn Whitfield, Essence Atkins, Jasmine Guy) Debuts 9/21 Wendy Williams is Crushing the Competition in the Ratings, as Queen Latifah's Show Struggles In Last Place Wendy Williams is Crushing the Competition in the Ratings, as Queen Latifah's Show Struggles In Last Place The Cast of 'A Different World' 20 Years Later - 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' The Cast of 'A Different World' 20 Years Later - 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' Sundance Institute Selects 10 Writers for Inaugural Episodic Story Lab Sundance Institute Selects 10 Writers for Inaugural Episodic Story Lab Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller) Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller) Exclusive: Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky Board Rick Famuyiwa's 'Dope' Exclusive: Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky Board Rick Famuyiwa's 'Dope' Tribeca Film Announces 'Nas: Time is Illmatic' One Night Only October 2 National Screenings Tribeca Film Announces 'Nas: Time is Illmatic' One Night Only October 2 National Screenings The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Eyeing Leads In Revenge Thriller 'The Perfect Guy' Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Eyeing Leads In Revenge Thriller 'The Perfect Guy' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Weekend B.O. Aug. 22-24 (Was This Trip Really Necessary?)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act August 24, 2014 at 12:30PM

Sometimes it's not a good idea to make a sequel just because you can.
15
Sin City

Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, but was there some sort of insatiable demand for another "Sin City" movie?

The first one released in 2005 wasn’t what one would call a huge box office smash, but it did make a profit and was a genuine visual stunner. But unless I’m mistaken, it never even developed any sort of massive cult following.

But after nine years, The Weinstein Co. thought it was a good idea (or a desperate one)  to make another one with Frank Miller and Robert Rodriquez behind the camera, and this time in 3D. The problem is that no one was really interested in seeing it.

True that these are, as I said in my box office report last week, the dog days of summer of late August and early September when studios usually dump films they feel are of questionable box office interest. But "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" was thought to do, at least, reasonably well this week.

It didn’t by a long shot.

Grossing under $6.5 million in 8th place, the $70 million budgeted film is looking  to be the biggest financial flop so far in Weinstein Co. history. Though the somewhat good news is that the company did not finance the film totally by itself, but through a group of separate investors and production companies. Though none of them can be too pleased at the results, and for sure there isn’t going to be another "Sin City" movie ever again.

The film got beaten by an $11 million sappy teenage romance, "If I Stay," which came in second with $16 million. But the real surprise is the resurgence of "Guardians of the Galaxy." The film roared back into first place with just under $18 million this weekend and almost $252 million to date, and it's nearing the half billion mark worldwide. It seems that what was being called "Marvel Films' biggest gamble" is paying off for them.

Meanwhile, "The Expendables 3" is completely out of gas. The very modestly budgeted "Let’s Be Cops" has turned into a genuine late summer sleeper hit, and Richard Linklater’s film "Boyhood" is the biggest grossing art house release so far this year.

1) Guardians of the Galaxy BV $17,631,000 Total: $251,884,000
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Par. $16,800,000 Total:$145,610,000
3) If I Stay WB $16,355,000
4) Let's Be Cops Fox $11,000,000 Total: $45,246,000
5) When the Game Stands Tall TriS $9,000,000
6) The Giver Wein. $6,730,000 Total: $24,101,000
7) The Expendables 3 LGF $6,600,000 Total: $27,519,000 -
8) Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For W/Dim. $6,477,000
9) The Hundred-Foot Journey BV $5,562,000 Total: $32,750,000
10) Into The Storm WB $3,800,000 Total: $38,301,000
11) Lucy Uni. $3,536,000 Total: $113,771,000
12) Boyhood IFC $1,864,000 Total: $16,526,000

This article is related to: Box Office, Box Office


Shadow & ActNewsletter