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[MOVIE] Delgo - worst box office flop in history!

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by ClutchCityReturns, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. ClutchCityReturns

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    I think we saw that previewed in the Wall·e movie at the theaters, and I thought it had decent, but not good animated plot. I saw the names listed on the preview, and I could recognize a couple, but then I thought my girls and I could wait until it was announced again to get some interest.

    I didn't see anything in other movies about it, not even marquees or posters outside the theater. I thought, for sure, something must have happened to it.

    Sad stuff indeed. :(
     
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    How are people supposed to know this movie exists if there are no advertisements and no mention of it at all?

    Don't get me wrong, I feel for the guy, though.
     
  4. DaDakota

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    Looks ok, kinda Dark Crystalish....

    DD
     
  5. Cannonball

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    I watched the trailer at the link. The animation looks horrible compared to what we've gotten accustomed to.
     
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    Haha, I feel terrible for the director. He must feel like ****.
     
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    Embarassing. That trailer reminded me of the game Spore, which was a piece of ****.
     
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    That would make a great case study in an upper level marketing course...what a joke!
     
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    I saw one or two commercials on the week that it came out. I couldn't believe that:

    A) Anyone would want to watch such a cheezy looking animated movie featuring reptilian humanoids and fairies.

    B) They expected to make any kind of money without a proper marketing campaign. I'd never even heard of this film until a week ago.

    I feel sorry for the creator because he tried to put out a movie outside the normal hollywood power structure, but releasing this movie wide was pure suicide. They would have been better off trying to platform it out from a few starting locations. Although with the poor quality of the film, that was probably also doomed to failure.
     
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    - "Mommy, what's a Delgo?"
    - Ugly characters
    - Poor (by modern standards) animation
    - Generic plot
    - Massive war scene in a kid's film
    - No advertising

    Yeah, that sounds like a smash hit to me.
     
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    http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/we...?page=WRSTOPN20&sort=opening&order=ASC&p=.htm
    Ha, I actually saw one of those movies in the flop ranking (Ghost of Mars).

    There must not have been as many theaters or 2000+ theater movies in the 80's as there are now, cuz every single movie in the 2000+ theaters lists are mid-90's to current.

    Feel really bad for the people involved in this Delgo movie. It wasnt even CLOSE to being 2nd worst flop. Its the worst by a mile.
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    Rank Title Opening Theaters Per Screen Average Release Date  
    [B]1 Delgo $511,920 2,160 $237 12/12/08 
    2 P2 $2,083,398 2,131 $977 11/9/07 [/B] 
    3 Major League: Back to the Minors $2,087,011 2,322 $899 4/17/98 
    4 The Real Cancun $2,108,796 2,261 $932 4/25/03 
    5 College $2,153,109 2,123 $1,014 8/29/08 
    6 The Adventures of Pluto Nash $2,182,900 2,320 $940 8/16/02 
    7 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 $2,256,118 2,037 $1,107 3/29/96 
    8 Deception $2,312,146 2,001 $1,155 4/25/08 
    9 I Dreamed of Africa $2,411,445 2,112 $1,141 5/5/00 
    10 Teacher's Pet $2,461,252 2,027 $1,214 1/16/04 
    
     
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    Delgo sounds like a word from urban dictionary.

    Poor guy. Someone should've told him he had bad taste (in casting, direction, and style) before he went balls out on his movie making ambitions.
     
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    lol...poor director, i couldn't help but laugh at the failure though
     
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    "Wow...Luther sure pulled a delgo tonight"
     
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    That would be an A-list set of actors if it was 1998. I completely forgot about half of those people.
     
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    You have to remember that alot of films do real poorly in the US, but have decent audiences overseas or on DVD. I think Waterworld ended up making alot of money due to foreign viewers.
     
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    I bought the video cassette version of All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 for my son a while back. Didn't realize it was such a huge flop. Honestly, while it wasn't as good as the first one, it wasn't all THAT bad IMO.
     
  19. DaDakota

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    I am going to go see it just to find out...maybe today...

    DD
     
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    The story reads like something only Peter Griffin could think up. Reptilian people who can move rocks with their minds? Seriously?
     

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