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Friday, November 11, 2005

Question of the Day

So here's my question: If Lions Gate is the 'anti-studio', then why do they put out just as much crap as a regular studio?

Exhibit A: Meet the biggest opener in Lions Gate history: "Saw 2".

Exhibit B: The most critically-acclaimed Lions Gate film of the year was Paul Haggis' true-story-of-a-mugging "Crash".

Exhibit C: Other films include: Nicholas Cage starrer "Lord of War" and the one by Rob Zombie, "The Devil's Rejects".

Discuss.

10 Comments:

Blogger LTNA said...

Serio! This has been the pink elephant in the VIP room over the last few years.

11:41 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The really amazing thing is that managed to lose $11 million on a slate that maybe cost, what $30 mil to produce? Looks like someone needs more underpaid assistants and fewer overpaid execs.

12:21 PM

 
Blogger Bill Cunningham said...

They've only lost that money TO DATE. The dvds for DEVILS REJECTS is coming out and they will absolutely clean up with a SAW II disc (which will also spur additional sales on the original SAW).

Why do you think they're making a sequel to the lacklust THE PUNISHER? DVD MY FRIEND.

8:47 PM

 
Blogger writebrother said...

Aint that a bitch. I wrote a post on my blog last week about how Lion's Gate was kicking ass. Bill's right though, the DVD sales will help out but it's still a little surprising.

10:30 PM

 
Blogger Aric Blue said...

Hey, don't talk bad about my LGF! They're releasing my movie in February(though it's a D2DVD release.

And for the record, I enjoyed Saw 2 and Crash. Didn't see Lord of War.

5:28 AM

 
Blogger rancette said...

eh, yeah whatever.

7:42 PM

 
Blogger Aric Blue said...

Wow, rancette, that's an excellent post! I'm enlightened by your point of view.

{This is what sarcastic looks like in ascii format}

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