A Dubious Box Office Record
When you think of box office draw, few will mention the name Freddie Prinze Jr. It’s quite safe to say he does not fall into that category. His new animated fantasy film Delgo had a very poor showing in the weekend box office. The film also features the voices of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kelly Ripa and Burt Reynolds.
But even they couldn’t pull this one out of the dumpters!
Delgo hit the big screen in a big way last weekend. But, it earned just $511,920 over the weekend. That’s a new record for worst opening for a movie playing on over 2,000 screens. The average earnings for the flick was approximately $250 per theater. Ouch!
By comparison, and put this into perspective as to just how bad the movie flopped — the Golden Globe nominated drama Doubt played in only 15 locations. That new Philip Seymour Hoffman movie pulled in $507,000.
Avoid the show!