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Category Archives: Why’d it bomb?

Why’s it Forgotten? Zootopia (2016)


Kevthewriter thinks people should talk about Zootopia more than they do.

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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’s it Forgotten? The Twilight Series


Remember when the Twilight movies were major events?  Neither does Kevthewriter.

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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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Why’d it Bomb? Men in Black 3


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.

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