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Special Discussion Thread: MacGruber: The Movie (5/21/10)

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    warqueen

    [41]May 23, 2010
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    "MacGruber" bombs with $4.1 million (New throughout, quotes, details of other films)


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2353030520100523


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    HelloStuart

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    warqueen wrote:

    "MacGruber" bombs with $4.1 million (New throughout, quotes, details of other films)


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2353030520100523



    I also neglected to mention that the theater was two-thirds empty when I saw the movie, and I was the only person to stick around to see the gag after the credits. Kind of a shame, though.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [43]May 24, 2010
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    warqueen wrote:


    "MacGruber" bombs with $4.1 million (New throughout, quotes, details of other films)


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2353030520100523



    I also neglected to mention that the theater was two-thirds empty when I saw the movie, and I was the only person to stick around to see the gag after the credits. Kind of a shame, though.


    I atually was wondering if this was a movie only SNL fans would care to see. Almost looks as if it was that way.

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    algetrig91

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    HelloStuart wrote:
    warqueen wrote:

    "MacGruber" bombs with $4.1 million (New throughout, quotes, details of other films)


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2353030520100523



    I also neglected to mention that the theater was two-thirds empty when I saw the movie, and I was the only person to stick around to see the gag after the credits. Kind of a shame, though.


    Was it good, though?
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    bry456

    [45]May 24, 2010
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    I thought it was decent. The first movie I've gone to since April 2006. A lot of the sort of gags you'd see in the sketches, only MORE vulgar: MacGruber in the office with Dixon (Ryan Phillippe) (my favorite), MacGruber's "intimate" moments with both Vicki (Kristin) and his ex (Maya), MacGruber and Dixon both "distracting" shooters, Dixon and MacGruber's conversation while drinking beer, the scene with MacGruber and Val Kilmer's character at the end.


    Also, did Val Kilmer really pack on the pounds or what?


    I only hope this movie wraps up all the sketches into a conclusion. Overall good script from Taccone, Forte, and Solomon; great directing by Taccone.


    75/100


    I walked as the credits started to roll so I missed the gag.


    Also, as I already stated-- grand total of eight viewers (2 stoners who groaned at the kiss at the beginning and laughed at every gross out joke thereafter, 3 old farts (2 who were uninterested and barely laughed; the other got in a nice nap and missed most of the movie), A young couple who laughed some, but was mostly silent, and myself.

    Edited on 05/24/2010 4:51pm
    Edited 5 total times.
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    HelloStuart

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    algetrig91 wrote:
    HelloStuart wrote:
    warqueen wrote:

    "MacGruber" bombs with $4.1 million (New throughout, quotes, details of other films)


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2353030520100523



    I also neglected to mention that the theater was two-thirds empty when I saw the movie, and I was the only person to stick around to see the gag after the credits. Kind of a shame, though.

    Was it good, though?

    In oversimplified movie critic terms, "MacGruber" straddled the line between 2 1/2 stars and three. This might become one of those movies that finds a devoted cult audience on DVD.

    As for what Bryan said, I was with about 30-40 people in a theater that seated at least 100, and there was a steady stream of light chuckling.
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    JustinRAn

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    I'm Gonna Say it; "I Hope the Movie Fails" and Badly.

    I Don't want Lorne to Make More Character Movies or Even Sketch Based Movies. Stick to Tina Fey Produced/Directed/Written/Starred Films.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [48]May 30, 2010
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    This week, it made $1,477,000, for a two week total of $7,127,000. It's in the #9 spot, so safe to say it'll drop off the top 10 chart next week.

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    HelloStuart

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    TheDiamondDog wrote:

    This week, it made $1,477,000, for a two week total of $7,127,000. It's in the #9 spot, so safe to say it'll drop off the top 10 chart next week.


    The movie cost $10.1 million to make, so it's already made 70% of its money back. At this rate, "MacGruber" will probably break even.
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    Hennes81

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    Also (who knows) it might be a success on DVD...

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    TheDiamondDog

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    HelloStuart wrote:
    TheDiamondDog wrote:


    This week, it made $1,477,000, for a two week total of $7,127,000. It's in the #9 spot, so safe to say it'll drop off the top 10 chart next week.


    The movie cost $10.1 million to make, so it's already made 70% of its money back. At this rate, "MacGruber" will probably break even.


    That's all it cost? Apparently, it doesn't have as many explosions as I figured it did.

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    HelloStuart

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    TheDiamondDog wrote:

    HelloStuart wrote:
    TheDiamondDog wrote:


    This week, it made $1,477,000, for a two week total of $7,127,000. It's in the #9 spot, so safe to say it'll drop off the top 10 chart next week.


    The movie cost $10.1 million to make, so it's already made 70% of its money back. At this rate, "MacGruber" will probably break even.


    That's all it cost? Apparently, it doesn't have as many explosions as I figured it did.


    At least one explosion was CGI.
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    Still yet to break Close to Even.

    Alot of People have said it should've been released Straight to DVD.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [54]Jun 8, 2010
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    It's no longer in the top 10. How did it do this very slow weekend?

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    TheDiamondDog wrote:

    It's no longer in the top 10. How did it do this very slow weekend?


    It's not in theatres anymore.

    All together, the movie grossed $8.3 million.
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    TheDiamondDog wrote:


    It's no longer in the top 10. How did it do this very slow weekend?


    It's not in theatres anymore. All together, the movie grossed $8.3 million.


    Only 2 weeks in theatres? (Or was it 3?) Either way, that's pretty pathetic.


    I have a feeling it could be released on DVD before the end of the summer.

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    JustinRAn

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    The Movie was a Somewhat Critical and Financial Failure. Maybe now, they can stop those Sketches.

    Stopping at "MacGruber proposing to his Grandmother" is a Good way to end it.
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    The movie was a somewhat critical and financial failure. Maybe now, they can stop those sketches.

    Stopping at "MacGruber proposing to his Grandmother" is a good way to end it.

    I'm not convinced that this will be the last time, though it'll be awhile. Stuart Smalley resurfaced seven years after his movie fizzled, and Mary Katherine Gallagher eight years.
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    avmon

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    HelloStuart wrote:
    JustinRAn wrote:
    The movie was a somewhat critical and financial failure. Maybe now, they can stop those sketches.

    Stopping at "MacGruber proposing to his Grandmother" is a good way to end it.

    I'm not convinced that this will be the last time, though it'll be awhile. Stuart Smalley resurfaced seven years after his movie fizzled, and Mary Katherine Gallagher eight years.
    Not to mention a few times Buckwheat came back after his death like as a ghost in one sketch and that last one where he revealed to Alfalfa that the gun was filled with "b'anks" before Alfie shot him in revenge for something he did to him during childhood.
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    avmon wrote:
    HelloStuart wrote:
    JustinRAn wrote:
    The movie was a somewhat critical and financial failure. Maybe now, they can stop those sketches.

    Stopping at "MacGruber proposing to his Grandmother" is a good way to end it.

    I'm not convinced that this will be the last time, though it'll be awhile. Stuart Smalley resurfaced seven years after his movie fizzled, and Mary Katherine Gallagher eight years.
    Not to mention a few times Buckwheat came back after his death like as a ghost in one sketch and that last one where he revealed to Alfalfa that the gun was filled with "b'anks" before Alfie shot him in revenge for something he did to him during childhood.
    I just realized you were referring to characters who came back to "SNL" after bombing in the movies. As Emily Litila would say, "Never mind."
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