Category Archives: Why’d it bomb?
Kevthewriter thinks people should talk about Zootopia more than they do.
Kevthewriter wonders why no one wanted a second dip in the Hot Tub Time Machine.
Kevthewriter questions the box office appeal of Madea’s holiday movies.
Kevthewriter wonders why the 2013 remake of Carrie bombed.
Remember when the Twilight movies were major events? Neither does Kevthewriter.
Kevthewriter wants to know why Disney’s The Haunted Mansion couldn’t duplicate the success of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Kevthewriter wonders why Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply bombed.
Kevthewriter wonders why the new Power Rangers fizzed out.
Kevthewriter looks at two Guy Ritchie movies and asks who one was a hit while the other wasn’t.
Kevthewriter wonders why the live-action movie based on Dr. Seuss’ most popular character bombed at the box office.
Kevthewriter examines the fates of two similarly themed summer comedies. Why did one hit and the other bomb?
This movie was basically the beginning of the end for Rob Schneider. The former Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Player has never been beloved by critics…or audiences…or anybody except maybe his friends and family. But Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo was a huge hit, making $92 million on a $17 million dollar budget! His next two films, The Animal and The Hot Chick, however, weren’t quite as successful. So, in a last-ditch attempt to save his career, Schneider made a sequel to Deuce Bigalow and it bombed at the box office and got terrible reviews. But why didn’t the gigolo’s second attempt go down smoothly?
Right now, there are two sci-fi sequels out (two admittedly otherwise very different movies), Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and Alien: Covenant. Therefore, it’s the perfect time to mention Sony’s failed attempt from a few years ago at reinvigorating a big sci-fi franchise. Men in Black was somewhat of a surprise hit in 1997. Based on an obscure comic book starring someone whose more of a character actor and someone who, though he already had a couple of hits under his belt, was still more so known for his sitcom and rap career, it ended up becoming beloved by critics and audiences and it was a huge hit at the box office (and basically made Will Smith a movie star). It was then followed up with a cartoon that was successful enough to run for a few years.