Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Snakes on a Plane Box Office

As a filmmaker, I understand how important, perhaps essential it is to listen to your audience. However, Snakes on a Plane. went too far. (Great animated snake logo by the way). Though I must admit keeping an eye out for the film’s box office numbers this weekend. It turns out the opening 15 million dollars was only half of what was expected.

It’s easy to be an armchair quarterback, but the fact is that R rated films NEVER do as well as a PG. It’s unfortunate that including several F words, one too many gory deaths and some sex scenes limited the success of a potentially great popcorn movie like Snakes on a Plane (NY Times Review).

We have received some great advice for the upcoming film Search Dog’s Raven, however some suggestions have to be taken with a grain of salt. Afterall, YOU are making the film, and paying for it (either as producer or via your resume when the film doesn’t perform), not the people spewing out free internet advice.


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