Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Delgo Has One of Worst Openings in the History of Cinema


The CG animated feature Delgo opened last weekend and nobody went to see it. According to Box Office Mojo, Delgo had the worst opening ever for a film that opened in more than 2,000 theaters earning just $511,290 or $237 per theater. Moments like this really make one pause and reflect. What is the world coming to when an animated film with the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Chris Kattan, Anne Bancroft, Eric Idle, Val Kilmer, Lou Gossett Jr, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Burt Reynolds and Kelly Ripa isn’t a box office blockbuster? A story that makes sense and visuals that don’t make you want to heave are quaint touches, but the filmmakers behind Delgo understood where it really counted: celebrity voice actors. They hired every B- and C-list actor this side of Dancing With the Stars and somehow still failed. You know the recession is affecting Americans deeply when they no longer want to see Chris Kattan and Kelly Ripa voicing their CG characters.

4 comments:

Lite }{ said...

Well I haven't seen it either, but then again this is the 1st I'm hearing about this movie }{ www.litefreedomariposas.com

Assertive Wit said...

I had no earthly idea this movie was even made...and I actually watch movies like this...bad marketing maybe? LOL

Looks interesting though...I'll rent it.

Andre Moore said...

not even worth renting. I saw it a few years back when i did some freelance for the company. It looks the same as it did back then and very out dated.

Jayshia McIntyre said...

Wow. I love animated films! This is the first that I've heard of it. Such a shame that it wasn't advertised! Some of my favorite celebs are sharing their wonderful voice talents. Ugh!