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03-11-2013, 11:39 AM
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'Dead Man Down' opens poorly

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"Dead Man Down," the theatrical movie co-produced by WWE Studios, opened the weekend only drawing an estimated $5.35 million.

After opening the weekend ranked #3, the movie slipped to #4, trailing repeat movie, "Identity Thief." WWE's movie was nearly topped by The Rock's "Snitch," which drew $5.10 million in its third weekend.

BoxOfficeMojo.com classified Dead Man's performance as a "bomb," noting the revenge thriller genre has produced several weak-performing movies in 2013.

For distributor FilmDistrict, it was their second-lowest nationwide opening ever. According to exit polling, word-of-mouth will not be strong to help results in future weeks, as moviegoers rated the movie a "middling" B-.

The demographic break down was 60 percent male and an older audience, with 75 percent of surveyed moviegoers above the age of 25. Dead Man suffered from the same issues that Rock's Snitch faced - a movie marketed predominantly toward adult males is not going to draw unless there is a very strong hook, as adult males are not frequenting movie theaters.
WWE seriously needs to shut down the 'WWE Studios' division of the company. Their movies ALWAYS bomb and the division loses the company more money every year. It's baffling how they continue to try with WWE Studios when its obviously not working.

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It's funny, especially considering all of the ads they were airing it was like every other commercial was a Dead Man Down trailer.

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has the WWE ever produced a successfull movie?

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It's a money sink, plain and simple.

Hopefully when Trips takes over there's less of this garbage.

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has the WWE ever produced a successfull movie?
I don't think any of them did well in theatres, but the first few did really well on home video rentals.

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has the WWE ever produced a successfull movie?
I think the collaborated on The Scorpion King, but they didn't have too much input. Either way, Scorpion King was average at best.

The Condemned sold well on DVD but bombed at theaters.

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has the WWE ever produced a successfull movie?
I think most of their movies end up making money on dvd.

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It clearly did poorly because Wade Barrett wasn't the star.

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It clearly did poorly because Wade Barrett wasn't the star.
Would be awesome if Barrett walked out and said this.

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I must be in the minority but I've enjoyed most of the movies (and I saw No Holds Barred in theaters way back when )

The Rundown is one of my favorite movies though I don't think it was a WWE release back then. Aside from the kid boxing one, all the Austin movies were real entertaining.

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I don't remember the last WWE movie I've actually seen. *Assuming this is a WWE film *

I think See no Evil was the last one

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I think the early Rock films (Scorpion King, Rundown, Walking Tall, etc.) just listed McMahon as a producer (or some other title) so that Dwayne Johnson could use "The Rock" name. I don't thin WWE had anything to do with the actual production of those movies. I think See No Evil was the first one that can be considered a WWE film.

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That movie looked like a zillion other Colin Farrel has done.

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I think the early Rock films (Scorpion King, Rundown, Walking Tall, etc.) just listed McMahon as a producer (or some other title) so that Dwayne Johnson could use "The Rock" name. I don't thin WWE had anything to do with the actual production of those movies. I think See No Evil was the first one that can be considered a WWE film.
Wasn't there that one with Triple H in 2002 or 2003 that bombed hard?

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Wasn't there that one with Triple H in 2002 or 2003 that bombed hard?
He was in Blade 3, which was panned and bombed.

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Wasn't there that one with Triple H in 2002 or 2003 that bombed hard?
the Chapparone?

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Brian Gewirtz was actually given 6 months off from creative to write a Eugene movie (back when Eugene was a thing).

Serious.

I can only imagine what the Big Show movie "Knucklehead" was like. I bet there was some sort of farting/bathroom scene.

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Well, colour me shocked.

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saw it yesterday and thought it was pretty good

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I thought that they actually made money off their lame movies, that they were cheap enough to produce that even if they weren't successful at the box office it was still enough to make a profit with DVD sales, rentals, international sales...

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They continue to lose money. There was a graphic somewhere and they keep losing money year-by-year in the division.

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wwe studios lost $3.6 million in 2012 and $27.6 million in 2011. it turned a profit of $400k in 2010. the original marine is the only film that has done well, turning a profit of $15.4 million since inception. it's all in the 10k. http://ir.corporate.wwe.com/docs.aspx?IID=4121687

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wwe studios lost $3.6 million in 2012 and $27.6 million in 2011. it turned a profit of $400k in 2010. the original marine is the only film that has done well, turning a profit of $15.4 million since inception. it's all in the 10k. http://ir.corporate.wwe.com/docs.aspx?IID=4121687
Oh my... I really thought that they would be making money out of it if they were still doing it after all these years...

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Brian Gewirtz was actually given 6 months off from creative to write a Eugene movie (back when Eugene was a thing).

Serious.

I can only imagine what the Big Show movie "Knucklehead" was like. I bet there was some sort of farting/bathroom scene.
He took a dump while riding in a bus, with his legs sticking out the door because he was too big to fit.

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I think the early Rock films (Scorpion King, Rundown, Walking Tall, etc.) just listed McMahon as a producer (or some other title) so that Dwayne Johnson could use "The Rock" name. I don't thin WWE had anything to do with the actual production of those movies. I think See No Evil was the first one that can be considered a WWE film.
That would make sense in more ways than one.

I saw The Chaperone as well. Awfully stupid but a couple chuckles. FYI, this is what happens when you work at home for years on end and run out of things to watch.

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