Here are the flops of the week: October 31


Changeling
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
RocknRolla
The Haunting of Molly Hartley
The Other End of the Line
What Just Happened

Why are they going to be flops?




Those movies will not be shown in Quebec City in English(only in French in most cases). I would had expected Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Then again, they will release a unrated version. Changeling would had been my second guest.

The main reason is that the distributor believe that those won't make money in our market. They may have a fairly good first weekend but that's it. You are better to rent them later on instead of paying a lot of money for average movies. They will still make money on Blu-Ray/DVD.

An English movie is normally shown here for 2 weeks and longer with blockbuster like The Dark Night.

This week in English: none

Last week, High School Musical 3: Senior Year(42M) did very well and was in English here. Saw V(30.1M) did very well too. Pride and Glory(6.3M) did not do well. Happy-Go-Lucky and The Tiger's Tail flopped since they are not even in the top 10.

Btw, this is the last week I'm doing this long test. So far, my hypothesis was not too far from the truth.  My gut feeling was right when I suggested that a movie would had done well here.

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