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Jackson Reflects on "Snakes"

Posted: November 25th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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In an interview with Samuel L Jackson, the star of the most hyped up movie of the year, "Snakes on a Plane," reflected on why the film underperformed. Going around the media circuit, Jackson had dollar signs in his eyes, but when the film finally released, New Line Cinema would not report on the box office results, except in the beginning. They also released the film on Thursday, and ended up beating "Talladega Nights," which was in its third week, by one $1 million, even though, "Talladega Nights," were not counting Thursday. It went downhill from there, as in the following week, "Snakes" dropped all the way to 9th place on the box office charts.

Now that Jackson is onto his next film, "Home of the Brave," he had the following to say... "It was a fun ride and people had fun doing it and building up the hype to it," said Jackson. "I guess a lot of people learned a lot of lessons behind it that a lot of people who sit at home and kind of do this and have fun doing it don't go to the movies. But I had a great time doing it."

Still, Jackson has no regrets. "I'm still very pleased that I did the film. I'm still very glad that people got to see it and I'm actually kind of sorry they're not releasing it for Christmas so people can buy it and give it to people."

To explain how a film could perform so poorly after so much interest, are the WorstPreviews.com charts. Before "Snakes" came out in theaters, the POPULARITY chart showed the film consistently all the way at the top. But the BUZZ chart, which indicates interest, shows the film at about 75% interest. Which means, that people were curious, but did not think that the movie would be any good.

For anyone that has not seen the movie at the theaters, can buy/rent the DVD on January 2nd, 2007.

Click here to read our review of "Snakes on a Plane."

Source: canmag.com


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