Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Why Germany's Uwe Boll, Supposedly the Worst Living Film Maker, Keeps Making Movies


This from the Box Office Junkie. Here are the stats on his failed filmic projects:
1) House of the Dead (2003)
Production Budget: $12 million
Final Gross: $10.2 million
Reviews: 10% fresh
2) Alone In The Dark (2005)
Production Budget: $20 million
Final Gross: $5.2 million
Reviews: 1% fresh
3) BloodRayne (2006)
Production Budget: $25 million
Final Gross: $2.4 million
Reviews: 4% fresh
4)In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008)
Production Budget: $60 million(!)
Final Gross: ???

And yet studios keep hiring him to make even more flops? I couldn't help but think of Mel Brooks' The Producers.... What does Max tell Leo? 'You can make more money with a flop?'
Hm.
graph per box office junkie

6 comments:

dave said...

i believe Max says: 'You can make more money with a flop than with a hit! We can do it. We can do it. I can't do it. We can do it. I can't do it.'

Nicki said...

i think this picture of his is genius!

Ed said...

I actually think this is an excellent example of current 'art' forms.

Silke L. said...

i'd like to think i follow German filmmakers pretty consistently but somehow I've never heard of this Kerl....
i can see now why.
i'd imagine that many other directors make a number of flops as well, though maybe just not as 'consistently' as this one.

Turco said...

Oh BTW, I think his latest movie - one about dungeon- features your favorite actor (?) - Turkish. Also, my favorite actress - Claire Forlani ... damn she looks hot in Joe Black!

B.R. said...

Ha-ha. Last time I checked, Turco, we were both Jason Statham fans. I had no idea we also shared a Forlani interest.
She was ok in Joe Black. Marcia Gay Harden was good in it, as was J. Tambour. In my mind, Martin Brest's Meet Joe Black is the best example of a US production that could be referred to as total Kunstwerk. I liked!