'Oogieloves' has the worst opening weekend for a film - EVER
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
9/4/2012 (5 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
Have you heard of the new children's film, "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure?" You haven't? You can't be blamed, as no one apparently did either - the film broke all records for having the worst opening for any film - ever!
"The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" the film has been universally denounced as cheap looking -- and bad for children.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" earned a measly $47 average at each theater it played over the Labor Day Weekend. For a film that opened at 2,000 theaters nationwide, that's remarkably poor.
According to studio estimates, the toddler-targeted entry, distributed by Kenn Viselman Presents - the former muscle behind the similarly themed children's entertainment The Teletubbies -- earned a truly awful $448,131 from 2,160 theaters, a per theater average of $207 - each.
If tickets were a bargain matinee price of $7, only 30 people saw "Oogieloves" at each theater - across all its showings - over the past three days!
Creepy costumed characters named Toofie, Zoozie and Goobie, as well as a vacuum cleaner named J. Edgar paired with non-costumed actors Jamie Pressly, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, and Toni Braxton star in the film. "Oogieloves" cost a very modest $20 million to produce, and another reported $40 million to promote.
"The Oogieloves are giant puppet-like humanoids who look like escapees from the 'Barney' compound. They are: Goobie, a clever inventor; Zoozie, who loves animals and speaks many languages; and Toofie, who's fearless and refuses to wear a belt. They live in the village of LovelyLovelyville, in a cottage overseen by their nervous minder J. Edgar - an upright vacuum cleaner - and Windy, a disembodied smiling face in the window," read one review from the Salt Lake Tribune.
"Oogieloves" has captured the opening weekend "record" from "Delgo," the misguided 2008 animation, which earned only $511,920 in its opening weekend from 2,160 theaters - the same number as "Oogieloves."
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