WorstPreviews.com Logo Join the community [Login / Register]
Follow WorstPreviews.com on Twitter
What\ News Coming Soon In Theaters On DVD Trailer,Posters,Pictures,Wallpapers, Screensavers PeliBlog.com Trivia/Quizzes
News/Headlines
Trailer for "Midnight Special" Sci-Fi Film, with Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for "Central Intelligence" Comedy, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" Comedy
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's "A Monster Calls"
Nov 23rd, 2015
First Look at "Central Intelligence" Comedy, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for "Zoolander 2" Arrives Online
Nov 19th, 2015
Official Trailer for "Now You See Me" Sequel
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for Chris Hemsworth's "The Huntsman: Winter's War"
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for Keanu Reeves' "Exposed" Thriller
Nov 19th, 2015
First Look at Chris Pine on "Wonder Woman" Set
Nov 16th, 2015
Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel
Nov 16th, 2015
Gerard Butler is a God in "Gods of Egypt" Posters
Nov 16th, 2015
First Look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's "Silence"
Nov 16th, 2015
New Trailer for "The Divergent Series: Allegiant"
Nov 16th, 2015
Trailer for "Moonwalkers" Comedy, with Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint
Nov 16th, 2015
Trailer for Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" Stop-Motion Film
Nov 3rd, 2015
Poster for "Warcraft" Arrives Online, Trailer Coming on Friday
Nov 3rd, 2015
There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster
Nov 2nd, 2015
First Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Brothers Grimsby" Comedy
Nov 2nd, 2015
"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas
Nov 2nd, 2015
Final Trailer for Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea," with Chris Hemsworth
Nov 2nd, 2015
New Photos From "Warcraft" Video Game Movie
Nov 2nd, 2015
Lots of New Photos From "Suicide Squad"
Oct 30th, 2015
Trailer for "Dirty Grandpa" Comedy, with Robert De Niro and Zac Efron
Oct 30th, 2015
Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"
Oct 30th, 2015
Trailer for Jared Hess' "Don Verdean" Comedy, with Sam Rockwell
Oct 30th, 2015
"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast
Oct 28th, 2015
Trailer for Adam Sandler's "The Ridiculous 6" Comedy
Oct 28th, 2015
"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie
Oct 28th, 2015
Another "Monopoly" Movie in the Works
Oct 28th, 2015
"Jumanji" Remake Hires "Con Air" Writer
Oct 26th, 2015
Disney's "Tower of Terror" Park Ride Movie Moving Forward
Oct 26th, 2015
Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"
Oct 26th, 2015
Previous News Stories Next News Stories

"Punisher: War Zone" Has a Disastrous Opening

Posted: December 7th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Punisher: War Zone" Has a Disastrous OpeningSubmit Comment
"Four Christmases" took first place at the box office for the second week in a row, dropping a modest 41% to $18 million. Decline is particularly impressive given the tough comparison to last Friday, a holiday. New Line's comedy has now earned a total of $70.8 million in 12 days.

"Twilight" came in No 2, as it dropped 50% to $13.2 million, bringing its total to $138.6 million and crushing its $37 million budget.

Weekend's only new pic in wide release was "Punisher: War Zone," which bowed to a dismal $4 million at 2,508 locations. That's less than a third of what the studio's first "Punisher" pic took when it opened in 2004.

Sony BMG's first pic, "Cadillac Records" opened at 686 theaters and grossed a decent $3.5 million.

"Frost/Nixon" bowed to an estimated $180,000 from just three theaters in New York, LA and Toronto, giving it a per-play average of $60,000, the second highest of the year.

Click here to read our "Punisher: War Zone" review.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: Variety


Bookmark and Share
You must be registered to post comments. Login or Register.
Displaying 13 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
meanmonkey22 writes:
on December 7th, 2008 at 9:21:48 PM

Hahaha. That sux. Punisher is just not a bankable comic book movie. They need to stop trying. What i'm more interested in is how well Frost/Nixon is doing. I wish it was a worldwide release, I would so go see it.
bacci40 writes:
on December 7th, 2008 at 9:25:06 PM

why should anyone be surprised? the spirit will all bomb...and this should spell the end of lionsgate...stupid aholes
c-prime writes:
on December 7th, 2008 at 10:29:31 PM

This is excellent news. There was nothing wrong with the last "Punisher" flick, but the powers that be just had to give the hero (or antihero depending on how you judge Frank Castle) it a makeover. Glad to see their efforts have failed miserably. This shouldn't trouble Lionsgate though; I'm sure they're rolling in dough from the last "Saw" flick - now, there's a series that needs revamping (or just a flat-out stake through the heart).
minkowski writes:
on December 7th, 2008 at 11:20:02 PM

I gasp when I imagine someone watching Jane's Punisher without also imagining them rushing to remove the dvd. Having said that, who is surprised that a poorly made flick with little marketing, starring a bunch of nobodies, following years in the wake of the first awful remake and offering zero to a story-hungry audience made very little on opening day? War Zone couldn't handle a Care Bears remake, much less the flicks currently in theaters.
WV-Films writes:
on December 7th, 2008 at 11:40:47 PM

Punisher: War Zone had poor/no advertising, and was released in December (where action movies go to die.) If they wanted to give it a fighting chance they would have released it in late July or early August. I'll wait to see it in January-when it's on DVD.
cappin99 writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 2:18:38 AM

I don't what you guys have been watching, but I've inundated with crappy TV commercials for it. Also, Jane's version is by no means a great movie, but it is watchable and kind of fun.
UraharaShop writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 6:08:00 AM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. God, this looks horrible.
Ronsauce writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 8:11:14 AM

I went to see it, and as far as brainless action movies go, it was at least decent. It was a better reason to watch some gore than any of the recent Saw movies. And yeah, it was much better than the Thomas Jane train wreck.
PrevalentMind writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 8:11:49 AM

Well...maybe it's finally dead now? Fans can stop complaining- ya got 'your movie' which was some pretty gross yet cool as hell sh*t kickery...but the only new Punisher we will EVER see will surely be PG-13...and it will have a story.
i3u7n5 writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 9:21:29 AM

It's so weird how hard of a time Hollywood is having with the Punisher, hyper-violence tough guy sh*t should be easy yet it sounds like yet another bomb. Damn shame, Ray Stevenson looks the part to a tee and deserves some recognition following the brilliant and short lived Rome series. (F you HBO)
rengregory writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 10:34:03 AM

I saw it over the weekend and give it two thumbs meh. (Alas, it's still a long way down to rival that steaming turd known as Ghost Rider.) They built the entire plot around what should have only been a ten-minute intro. Yet another example as to why Marvel kept The Avengers franchise in-house to produce.
makingcircles writes:
on December 8th, 2008 at 12:41:24 PM

Yeah...hard to make a revenge movie work unless you have some smarts behind it. They should have made it a TV show. Kind of along the lines as the old Incredible Hulk series. I mean...I used to read little bit of the War Journal comic back in the day and I remember Punisher being fairly interesting with his Van full of gadgets and guns. He was kind of like "Military Batman". Seems like you could find some way to make that interesting for a movie. It would be hard though. Doesn't matter now I guess. They f#@!ed up the Punisher for at least 10 years before they could try to relaunch it. Maybe 15 years.
BREALZ writes:
on December 9th, 2008 at 12:11:58 AM

the only reason it tanked is because of the R rating, it's amazing how it got such a high rating when sh*t films like saw get pg13, any r rated film will make max 10 million, f*cking bullsh*t, because this was actually an excellent action flick.

There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster

"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie

Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel

"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast

Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"

"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas

Paul Bettany Responds to Jason Statham's "Avengers" Insult

Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Demolishes Pre-Sale Records

Daniel Craig Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Return as James Bond
Lace Wedding Dresses from ViViDress UK online shop, buy with confidence and cheap price.
WorstPreviews.com hosted by pair Networks WorstPreviews.com
Hosted by pair Networks
News Feeds | Box Office | Movie Reviews | Buzz: Top 100 | Popularity: Top 100
Poster Store | About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Web Tools | Site Map
Copyright © 2009 WorstPreviews.com. All rights reserved