The summer months are filled with blockbuster movies on a yearly basis, and that has been the case throughout the early portions of the 2015 season. Jurassic World, a movie that has a simple premise and special effects that are good but hardly groundbreaking, is setting records with the amount of money that it is grossing at box offices in the United States and all around the world. There are whispers out there that Jurassic World could eventually overtake Avatar as the biggest box office draw in history, and even more summer hits are set to release in July and August.
There is a saying in the worlds of entertainment and sports that rings true: They cannot all be gems. "They” in this scenario refers to movies. Certain films are just going to bomb at theaters for one reason or another. Perhaps the reviews for the film in question were so poor that people who considered potentially spending their money to see it on the big screen instead made other arrangements. There are also some movies that, in previews and televised commercials, appear to be so ridiculous that they are not even considered to be "so bad that they are good."
At the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Jurassic World are movies that were so historically bad that very few people felt it was a wise use of money and time to see them. Movie history, as it would turn out, would be made in different ways in 2015. What had been referred to as a controversial movie by critics and by sports personalities from multiple countries has its own spot in the record books for performing so poorly that no film before had ever bombed so spectacularly. Karma does strike from time to time, after all, as the organization portrayed in that movie deserves all of the negative press that it can get.
6 Endgame (2009): $1,608
5 Come Out and Play (2013): $1,600
4 Gooby (2009): $1,552
3 Last Flight of the Champion (2013): $1,439
2 I Kissed a Vampire (2012): $1,380
1 United Passions (2015): $918
What has politely been referred to as a FIFA “propaganda film” by critics of the corrupt organization (it feels good to not have to write “allegedly” anymore knowing all we now know about FIFA) grossed a record-low $918 over the weekend of June 6, 2015. That is not a typo that should instead read $91,800 or even $9,180. $918 was probably a bit generous for such a hack job that has since been yanked from movie theaters. The unfortunate thing is that Sepp Blatter still sits as FIFA President for the time being while this movie has been put out of its misery. One thing at a time, I suppose.
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