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"Sharknado" Bombs in Theaters

Posted: August 4th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Sharknado" Bombs in TheatersSubmit Comment
After some mild success on television, Syfy's "Sharknado" received a one-night midnight screening that played on 200 theaters across the nation. Early Friday, theaters were reporting that New York, Los Angeles and Boston were selling out, but it turns out that "Sharknado" was far from a hit.

While official numbers have yet to come in, THR is reporting that the entire showing took in less than $200,000, which is less than $1,000 per theater. Syfy was hoping that the film would perform well if people got to see it in an audience setting, but apparently that assumption was wrong.

The good news for "Sharknado" is that each showing on television performed better each time, reaching as many as 2.1 million viewers during the third broadcast. A sequel, which will be set in New York, is now in the works and set to appear on TV in July of 2014.

Source: THR


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Tanman32123 writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 10:30:40 PM

Annddddd Bring in the Tanman jokes! Lol
cress writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 10:31:37 PM

"A sequel, which will be set in New York, is now in the works and set to appear on TV in July of 2014."

When made aware of this, the mayor of New York responded, "f*ck you. Your not filming that sh*t in my city."
cress writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 10:32:47 PM

You're
bandolero999 writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 10:43:04 PM

they should show a double sh*t feature of this movie and after earth.
Deaft0ne writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 10:49:36 PM

I'd rather see T&NADO.
boogiel writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 10:57:58 PM

So much for a movie hype. Oh well, at least they're doing a good job about it.
pornfly writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:06:52 PM

dum dumdumdumdum
Biz Malarkey writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:12:49 PM

See what I mean two days ago it was selling out in theaters
Biz Malarkey writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:14:18 PM

Like thirteen threads below This one
velocityknown writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:16:58 PM

Sigh. Alex's inability to read box office results rears its ugly head once again.

You're holding it to the same standards as a major theatrical release which is just plain idiotic for a movie that debuted on the SyFy channel and had no real marketing for a theatrical release other than some online promotion.

SyFy has already ordered a sequel, it made its money back in advertising dollars and the viewership was great for the channel. Any additional gross at this point is just the icing on the cake. And I'm sure they're more than happy with the extra publicity they got for this getting a theatrical release along with the $200k they got this weekend.

So, no. It's not a bomb. Unless we're redefining "bomb" here.
Biz Malarkey writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:27:27 PM


After some mild success on television, Syfy's "Sharknado" received a one-night midnight screening that played on 200 theaters across the nation. Early Friday, theaters were reporting that New York, Los Angeles and Boston were selling out, but it turns out that "Sharknado" was far from a hit.

While official numbers have yet to come in, THR is reporting that the entire showing took in less than $200,000, which is less than $1,000 per theater. Syfy was hoping that the film would perform well if people got to see it in an audience setting, but apparently that assumption was wrong.

The good news for "Sharknado" is that each showing on television performed better each time, reaching as many as 2.1 million viewers during the third broadcast. A sequel, which will be set in New York, is now in the works and set to appear on TV in July of 2014. 

Source: THR
Biz Malarkey writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:29:41 PM

There. You go recycling your own garbage
Biz Malarkey writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:34:09 PM

Lol my iPhone keeps kicking me off the the other thread
Deaft0ne writes:
on August 4th, 2013 at 11:49:35 PM

T&ADO
Rambo writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 1:05:30 AM

Tanman's review:

what a pleasant surprise,movie was actually quite good lol...i didn't mind the flying sharks and Tara reid's performance was enchanting.
7/10
Phoenix Fire writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 1:05:52 AM

This outcome was so obvious. It's like reporting that Alex is a virgin.
Tanman32123 writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 3:18:16 AM

Rambos review:

"3/10, What a garbage movie, So stupid. By the way guys I like it in the butthole. That has nothing to do with the film but I just thought you all should know"
minkowski writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 5:28:59 AM

The movie cost what, ten bucks? And they made 200k? And that's a bomb?

Shut up Alex.
minkowski writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 5:34:39 AM

Alex has no flare or imagination. He should have said "Skarknado Belly Up in Theaters" and then used this image:

http://planetnomad.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/dead-shark.jpg
stout writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 8:52:00 AM

200 theaters. $1,000 per theater at what I guess would be a $10 average ticket price. Comes to roughly 100 people per theater. So approximately 20,000 more people saw this movie on ONE NIGHT for ONE SHOWING. Simple math doesn't show it's a bomb. And like Mink said, it cost them almost nothing to make!
velocityknown writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 9:41:59 AM

I'd be really interested to hear why Alex thought it was a bomb.
BlackDynamite writes:
on August 5th, 2013 at 4:53:56 PM

Considering 200k is probably more than twice the budget for the film, i'd say it was a success, considering the showings themselves had NO press.

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