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Snakes On A Plane Crashes on Takeoff
Monday, August 21, 2006 - reddit
With all the hype it has received, it would have been hard to bet against Snakes on a Plane making a huge splash at the box office. Turns out it would have been a good bet after all.The $33 million dollar flick staring Samuel L. Jackson debuted with an incredibly disappointing $15 million over the weekend in a wide release (over 3500 theaters.) Snakes wasn't even able to knock NASCAR themed comedy Talladega Nights off the top spot, coming it number 2 behind a movie already nearing its third week in release.
New Line must be devastated over this, but I guess everybody should have seen it coming. Nobody expected Snakes to be an Oscar contender after all. With a $33m budget and unknown marketing costs which could easily double that number, Snakes may not even break even during its theatrical run. The amount of bad press it's going to get for choking is just going to make things worse.
Personally, I can't wait to get it on DVD. Cause dude, it's snakes...on a plane.
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