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    Default Trailers For The Ten Lowest Grossing Wide Releases Of 2012

    All of the following films were released on a large number of screens across the US - a minimum of 750 in this case. That means they were all intended to make an impact, of some scale, on the theatrical circuit and that they weren't just fighting to get some kind of screening

    Every single one of them struggled to pull in audiences - but they aren't all terrible. Indeed, there's a modern classic in here.

    10. Chasing Mavericks - $5,940,992 from 2030 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYeQbfaqE0[/youtube]

    I have a feeling that audiences don't much like Gerard Butler. I'm pretty much indifferent, but I get a sense that he actually actively puts people off. This trailer couldn't have helped matters either.

    9. For Greater Glory - $5,672,846 from 757 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KiagxENUv4[/youtube]

    The smallest release on this list would still have been on an average of 15 screens per state. It looks quite old fashioned, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    8. Won't Back Down - $5,310,554 from 2517 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvYPxZpstkE[/youtube]

    I like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as much as, if not more than, the next guy, but this film has a reputation for being fiercely anti-union, specifically in relation to teachers, and I think I might find that a hard watch. Still, I'll give it a go. One day.

    7. The Apparition - $4,936,819 from 810 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkmzXVwLtH0[/youtube]

    Seems like a real hodge-podge of old images and worn-out ideas, and there's some cheap-enough actors from well-loved franchises - Twilight and Harry Potter in this case. Surely this should have been a success with the kids? Isn't that what people always say about Hollywood and its lack of imagination?

    6. The Raid: Redemption - $4,105,187 from 881 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTSjXbFOKGg[/youtube]

    Well, I paid to see this in cinemas so you can't blame me. And, nicely, there's a sequel deep into pre-production and set to start filming very soon. Redeem yourself with a copy of the Blu-ray now.

    5. The Cold Light Of Day - $3,763,583 from 1,511 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY-z-Ivx1hQ[/youtube]

    Released in the UK months ahead of the US, this was a disappointingly straight follow-up to JCVD from director Mabrouk El Mechri. Hangs together better than Taken 2, mind.

    4. Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D - $3,377,618 from 800 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHEHS6QP7k0[/youtube]

    I have the Blu-ray 3D on order now. Looks like it might be a fun watch but hardly a memorable piece of cinema let alone a landmark.

    3. Atlas Shrugged: Part II - $3,336,053 from 1012 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF9QT43uDQU[/youtube]

    Eek. I'm amazed it managed to gross this much. Perhaps the draw was political, with followers of Ayn Rand's fiscal philosophies looking for an Objctivist night out.

    2. Last Ounce of Courage - $3,329,674 from 1407 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iue0Wi3gY[/youtube]

    It's starting to look like the right wing don't go to the cinema.

    1. Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure - $1,065,907 from 2160 screens

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R8ejuwlbuU[/youtube]

    A pub quiz question in the making. At least it doesn't look boring.

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    I like Gerard Butler but I had no interest in seeing him in a surfing movie. He was good in Machine Gun Preacher but that pretty much went the Art House circuit and wasn't widely seen. He was the best thing in the last Pink Panther movie where he basically played James Bond and a lot of fans still wish he'd been cast as the new James Bond. His current release Playing For Keeps is so mundane that I walked out of it after an hour (it has lots of actors in thankless roles, like Uma Thurman in a supporting role as an ordinary housewife!). Have no idea what his career trajectory is supposed to be, and apparently neither does he. His starring role in 300 seemed to elevate him a lot, but everything he's done since has knocked him backwards.

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    Christopher Lloyd cancelled his appearance at Emerald City Comicon last year, and subsequently de-railed a BTTF screening (complete with deLorean parade), to film a movie. I pray to any and all of the lords of organized religion that this wasn't that "film."

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    The Raid was a badass flick and sadly was not in theaters around my area. I ended up buying it on BlueRay and yeah enjoyed every minute of it. For American audience's they didnt see/know any names so they avoided it. Sadly they don't realize that even movies like this with a very loose/easy plot it is still better than anything M. Bay releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    The Raid was a badass flick and sadly was not in theaters around my area. I ended up buying it on BlueRay and yeah enjoyed every minute of it. For American audience's they didnt see/know any names so they avoided it. Sadly they don't realize that even movies like this with a very loose/easy plot it is still better than anything M. Bay releases.
    Or they don't agree. Eh, to each his own. Haven't seen The Raid yet, though it is on my To Watch list. Haven't seen the last few Bay movies either, and they aren't on the list, before anyone draws unnecessary conclusions.

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    Gerard Butler has roamed into Matthew McConaughey territory, were he's made so many romantic comedies that men won't go see any of his other movies without some good word of mouth. A movie with Kate Hudson or Reese Witherspoon will put the final nail in his movie career.

    I saw The Raid in theaters and got the Blu-Ray. Great movie.

    And that Oogielove movie looked like it was meant more for people on acid trips than it was for children.

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    Gerard Butler is trying to be Mid 90s Tom Hanks but needs to stick to being Mid 90s Arnold.

    Also The Raid was awesome.

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    The Raid was so kick ass. I'm so glad I got to see it in theaters.

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    I don't pay as much attention to the new releases as many of you, but I've never even heard of any of those (and didn't realize they'd bothered to make Audience Shrugged Part II).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victorian Squid View Post
    I don't pay as much attention to the new releases as many of you, but I've never even heard of any of those (and didn't realize they'd bothered to make Audience Shrugged Part II).
    Never underestimate the power of Glenn Beck

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