Speed Racer Bombs
Movie Crashes Box Office
May 12. 2008
The $185 million dollar Warner Bros. movie Speed Racer, directed by the Wachowski brothers, crashed and burned at the box office.
The studio spent $185 million to make the film and another $30 million to promote it, but the turkey only brought in $20 million during opening weekend, which is very bad under the circumstances.
After stealing the Matrix, the Wachowskis are showing the world they are one trick ponies. You’re going to have to do better than that.
Warner has been having a tough time of late with plummeting shares and film failures. Their even more costly Christmas 2007 release of the sacrilegious Golden Compass bombed as well. Warner’s books couldn’t be in a very pretty state right now.
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