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"Delgo" Has Worst Wide Release Ever

Posted: December 16th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Yahoo! is reporting that the animated "Delgo" movie broke records this past weekend, by having the worst opening ever for a film in wide release. "Delgo" earned a measly $511,920 this weekend on 2,160 screens, not even breaking the top ten. That's an average of $237 per screen for the three days.

If you figure there were five screenings a day, and assume ticket prices are about $8, that comes out to two people in the theater per showing. By comparison, the Golden Globe-nominated drama "Doubt" earned roughly the same amount of money, but it was only in 15 theaters, not 2,160.

This comes as no surprise, since "Delgo" does not use any modern animation techniques or today's top voice talents. The reason for this, is because the movie was developed in 2001 and has just appeared in theaters.

Entrepreneur Marc Adler put up $40 million to direct and produce the movie outside of Hollywood. He started in 2001 and was able to get such then-impressive actors as Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Val Kilmer, Malcolm McDowell, Kelly Ripa, and Anne Bancroft. When studio did not want to distribute his film, he hired Freestyle Releasing to do the job. Unfortunately, Adler did not have enough in the budget for a proper marketing campaign.

Check out the list below for the top ten worst wide openings ever.

1. Delgo $511,920 opening ($237 per screen)
2. P2 $2,083,398 opening ($977 per screen)
3. Major League: Back to the Minors $2,087,011 opening ($899 per screen)
4. The Real Cancun $2,108,796 opening ($932 per screen)
5. College $2,153,109 opening ($1,014 per screen)
6. The Adventures of Pluto Nash $2,182,900 opening ($940 per screen)
7. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 $2,256,118 opening ($1,107 per screen)
8. Deception $2,312,146 opening ($1,155 per screen)
9. I Dreamed of Africa $2,411,445 opening ($1,141 per screen)
10. Teacher's Pet $2,461,252 opening ($1,214 per screen)

Click here to read our "Delgo" review.

Source: Yahoo! Movies


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UraharaShop writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 5:18:41 AM

Maybe it's because the characters look like ugly dinosaur koopa things. Ugh. All I have seen is the poster. But oof. Ugly.
UraharaShop writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 5:20:09 AM

PS. This is basically copied and pasted from Yahoo. Go check it's pretty funny.
Johnny Neat writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 8:07:31 AM

Being a wide release, I doubt that past the makers knowing it's out no one else does or cares. Looks like student fare.
BREALZ writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 3:09:17 PM

what the hell is Delgo???
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 3:48:04 PM

I thought P2 was good (the one with the stalker in the parking garage right?) If so, I thought it was pretty decent. College (with Drake Bell)? I find that hard to believe although the whole "drunk/sex/party" genre of school movies is getting way old way fast. But yes, this movie looked like total d*ck. I honestly cant understand why such sh*t it made sometimes. What a waste of time and money.
Black_Jack writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 4:41:44 PM

Teacher's Pet? I remember that show from when I was a kid. I remember the movie coming out, too. It was the lamest crap ever.
meanmonkey22 writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 8:19:14 PM

I Dreamed of Africa was an amazing movie...
Schwasted writes:
on December 16th, 2008 at 9:34:04 PM

Slumdog Millionaire deserved that wide release!

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