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Category Archives: Why’d it bomb?

Why’d it Bomb? Most Movies based on Cartoons

More often than not, when animated TV shows try to make the jump to the big screen they fall flat on their faces.  Kevthewriter thinks he knows why audiences ignore movies like last year’s My Little Pony: The Movie.

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Why’d it Bomb?/Why’s it Remembered? Little Nicky and Eight Crazy Nights

Kevthewriter ponders the enduring legacy of two movies in le cinema de Sandler.

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Why’d it Hit?/Why’s it Forgotten?/Why’d it Bomb? Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two

 

Kevthewriter wonders why audiences danced to the first Happy Feet but sat out the sequel.

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Why’d it Bomb? Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Kevthewriter wonders why no one wanted a second dip in the Hot Tub Time Machine.

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Why’d it Bomb?/Why’d it Hit?: A Madea Christmas and Both Boo! A Madea Halloween Movies

Kevthewriter questions the box office appeal of Madea’s holiday movies.

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Why’d it Bomb? Carrie (2013)

Kevthewriter wonders why the 2013 remake of Carrie bombed.

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Why’d it Bomb? The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Kevthewriter wants to know why Disney’s The Haunted Mansion couldn’t duplicate the success of Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Why’d it Bomb? Rules Don’t Apply (2016)

Kevthewriter wonders why Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply bombed.

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Why’d it Bomb? Power Rangers (2017)

Kevthewriter wonders why the new Power Rangers fizzed out.

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Why’d it Bomb?/Why’d it Hit? The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Kevthewriter looks at two Guy Ritchie movies and asks who one was a hit while the other wasn’t.

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Why’d it Bomb? The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Kevthewriter wonders why the live-action movie based on Dr. Seuss’ most popular character bombed at the box office.

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Why’d it Bomb?/Why’d it Hit?: Rough Night and Girls Trip

Kevthewriter examines the fates of two similarly themed summer comedies.  Why did one hit and the other bomb?

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Why’d it Bomb? Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

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?

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