Somewhere in California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is having a good laugh. This weekend’s remake of the action star’s 1990 sci-fi flick Total Recall opened to a so-so $26 million across 3,601 screens, a result that only slightly outperformed the original’s $25.5 million first weekend gross, and that’s before ticket price inflation is taken into account. For a production estimated to have cost between $125 and $200 million (not including marketing costs), the results spell certain doom in the profit department. Distributor Columbia Pictures is banking on a strong international performance to revive Recall but the movie now appears likely to join …
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EDITORIAL: “Total Recall: Lessons to be Learned from the Sci-Fi Remake’s Poor Performance at the Box Office”
What The Film?! is a weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes.
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This Week’s Movie: 2000′s Hollow Man
Lets get this out of the way: I …