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Poseidon Sinks At The US Box Office
The disaster movie opens second

15 May 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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The second week of “summer” saw a distinct belly flop for Poseidon. Launching against Mission: Impossible III, the disaster movie nearly lived up to its name, grabbing just $20.4 million in its opening weekend.

But Tom Cruise and co will be happier – M:I:III won the US box office for a second week running, with a $24.5 million weekend. For those of you counting, that’s a drop of just under 50%.

Elsewhere, it was a terrible week for new releases. Lindsay Lohan will be hoping that Prairie Home Companion brings home the kudos, because her new teen comedy Just My Luck died on its feet. $5.5 million doesn’t exactly feel very lucky. And if footie trilogy kick-off Goal! was hoping to find plenty of fans in the States, then that dream didn’t so much begin as collapse, with the movie not even cracking the top 10. $2 million was just about enough for the movie to make it to 12th place.

Hail to the charts!

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RE: Ha!
Wednesday 31st May BBC1 are showing the Poseidon Adventure25pm.   Sunday 4th June Channel 5 are showing eidon Adventure5pm.   More

Posted by Mason Verger at 15:41 on 31 May 2006 | Report This Post

Well - its a remake. So we've seen the film. Its just 'ooh look at us' SFX blah blah blah. . . I'll wait for DVD More

Posted by Olde at 11:40 on 17 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: We're gonna need a bigger boat..
I knew this would happen. The film looks pants. I'm still going to make my contribution and give it a go though. More

Posted by Monkey Wrench at 01:17 on 17 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: We're gonna need a bigger boat..
I think the steady barrage of remakes is starting to take its toll.  Maybe there will be a resurgance of original ideas. More

Posted by sanchia at 22:06 on 16 May 2006 | Report This Post

We're gonna need a bigger boat..
...Richard Dreyfuss shoulda stayed away from boats after Jaws More

Posted by belasco_house at 00:27 on 16 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: does this mean
wow, was dat him! i never knew he made in the line of fire. shit. More

Posted by Movie Dude at 17:26 on 15 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: does this mean
The signs weren't good. Petersen hasn't made a really good film since LineFire. seidon&searchby=moviessm=sad06.gif] More

Posted by Mason Verger at 16:43 on 15 May 2006 | Report This Post

does this mean
the end of a Goal! trilogy? More

Posted by head_cheese at 14:39 on 15 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I'm quietly pleased by this!
Wow, is it only kids that go to the cinema these days? Definately seems like the demographic to aim dross at. More

Posted by Mycroft at 13:42 on 15 May 2006 | Report This Post

I'm quietly pleased by this!
Hopefully this might make Hollywood realise that their current remake obsession requires some consideration. Unless you bring the story into a contemporary setting, or add a new element then the same old story with new CGI will do little to attract an audience. Plus who wants ships and waves when you can have snakes and planes..... More

Posted by Monkey Tennis at 09:34 on 15 May 2006 | Report This Post

No surprise
I'm not at all surprised to see Poseiden flop - to be honest I think they're lucky to get 20 million. From all of the stories, reviews etc, it sounded like the focus has been on the effects rather than the characters, which is what's really needed if a disaster movie is to appeal. CGI isnt so special these days to sell a movie just on the promise of seeing a giant wave! More

Posted by paulscour10 at 09:25 on 15 May 2006 | Report This Post

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