Written by Jude Terror
on Saturday, August 23 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
It took nine years to make just $7 million dollars? Should have invested in war bonds.
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City follow-up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, is looking more like Sin City: A Lame to Kill For (sorry, that's the best we've got). The movie made less than $3 million dollars on Friday, setting it up for a $7 million opening weekend. That puts it in third place for new releases, behind If I Stay ($6.8 million Friday) and When the Game Stands Tall ($3 million Friday). Guardians of the Galaxy, now in its fourth week, brought in almost $5 million dollars on Friday, and looks to be the Summer's box office champion. Michael Bay's TMNT made about $4.5 million.
The first Sin City brought in $29 million for it's April opening weekend back in 2005, but since then, a lot of the luster has worn off Miller, who has garnered a reputation for perceived xenophobic and sexist views. In addition, the epic failure of The Spirit marked Miller as a Hollywood one hit wonder, despite his writing being influential to a number of successful superhero movies. For those reasons, combined with a general apathy for a second helping of filmmaking techniques that were considered fresh nine years ago but feel stale today, Sin City will go down as one of the biggest flops of 2014.
For comparison, The Spirit opened to $10 million in 2008.
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