Film synopsis Judge Dredd (Urban), Mega-City One’s top law enforcer, is reluctantly paired with psychic rookie Anderson (Thirlby) as her assessor for the day – a day that quickly sees them trapped in Peach Trees, a 200-storey megablock, by psycho Ma-Ma (Headey), who, with her hordes of minions, is dealing in a new drug called Slo-mo. Their only way out: up.
I can see Dredd performing better on home release. A huge chunk of the demographic was preventing from seeing the film due to the 18 certificate. I would have gone mental for Dredd when I was 15 years old.
It's going to be a long game...but I'd bet on it performing well on DVD. More
This is all said in hindsight, of course, we call all be smart after the event (!) but the R rating and the 3D did seem to limit the audience. There was a lot of emphasis put on the film's violence as if there wasn't much else to get people interested in it. I remember the producers talking about it being gritty and violent and you have to wonder if that was pretty much the limit to their understanding of the character and his world. Regardless of people's personal opinions of the film it's wor More
It's a shame (I really enjoyed the film) but I think too many ingredients were wrong for it to be much of a hit in the US.
1. R Rated
2. Almost exclusively 3D - there's as many audiences jaded with the format as there are fans, not having much of a 2D presence will have hurt it
3. It was released against safer fare (horror/slasher film, Eastwood film)
4. Arguably targetd too much at fanboys rather than a bigger push for general audiences
I don't think it's that American audience More
heres still chance of it becoming a sleeper hit?t's done quite good business here in the UK - over £3 million, I think, but in the key territory - the US - it's done as bad as it could have done. It's been an epic flop stateside. When you factor in the extra revenue from 3D ticket prices it makes its box office even worse.
People can speculate why it flopped and who is to blame blah blah blah, but I reckon the harsh truth is Judge Dredd doesn't appeal to Americans. It was worth rebooting More
It's unlikely, as a "success" is usually measured on opening weekend. I think the R rating and the lack of knowledge about 2000AD is the problem. Even Box Office Mojo catagorises it under "sci-fi remake". Perhaps it will break even, but I expect we will be looking at DVD sales to claw that back now. Am I right in thinking it will be expected to make double it's own budget to ever be considered for a sequel? More
Dredds box office take increased by 30% between the monday and tuesday.
Good word of mouth getting around? It was hardly ever going to open big.Maybe theres still chance of it becoming a sleeper hit? More
It seems Dredd 3D has fallen out of the US top 10 after one week. Box office estimates for this weekend:
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The success of Hotel Transylvania proves that your safest bet in Hollywood is family orientated stuff - being animated helps too. Dredd 3D would appear to be the hardest sell: R rated, tough unappeal More
They are still calling it a remake over there even in the reviews, what did anyone expect. The box office/budget ratio looks incredibly bad despite the vastly better critical reception next to the 1995 debacle. More