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Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(2):DoA in the US" , posted Tue 19 Jun 01:47|
Pulled from CNN:
Opening in narrower release was the Weinstein Co. thriller "DOA: Dead or Alive," an adaptation of the martial-arts video game that pulled in just $232,000. Playing in 505 theaters, "DOA" averaged a paltry $460 a cinema, compared to $14,499 in 3,959 theaters for "Fantastic Four" and $2,732 in 2,612 locations for "Nancy Drew."
So what was the point of releasing this movie theatrically? Was there some obscure distribution clause in some contract somewhere that caused DoA to show up? Did the failure of "Grindhouse" send the company into a panic? I don't know, but I can't imagine anyone is too thrilled with those results.