[N]ewcomer Warner Bros' Jonah Hex already is such a flop that it's not even meeting the studio's low opening weekend expectation of $10M from 2,825 venues after it wasn't tracking. My sources say it opened to only $1.9M Friday and $1.7M Saturday so it's hard-pressed to get to even $5M this weekend.Ouch!
Of course, I would kill to make a movie that earned even close to $5 million in a single weekend. The most any of my films have earned over a three-day period has been six dollars worth of hamburger meat.
Anyway, what are sources at the studio saying about the film and its "failure"?
As one Warner Bros exec said about the lesson learned; "You don't take a handsome actor and disgfigure him."That's the "lesson learned"? Really? Take a look at this image from the film:
Megan Fox plays a hot hooker in a corset. I stared at that picture for about three minutes before I even realized there was another person in it.
Trust me, it doesn't matter that Josh Brolin's face is made up with a garish scar. Megan Fox is a hot hooker in a corset. Sometimes, she gets handcuffed to stuff.
Their first mistake was in not naming the film "Megan Fox Handcuffed in a Corset."
Their second mistake? Well, before I get to that, let's goose my google search position by posting another picture of Ms. Fox in a corset:
As they used to say in the old west: Yee-haw!
But back to my point, which will come as no surprise to anyone who read the title of this blog post: The studio's second mistake was in casting a film with Megan Fox and yet neglecting to cast Shia LaBeouf to act alongside her.
As I've already written, when Ms. Fox is paired onscreen with Mr. LaBeouf, box office magic ensues. When she is not, well, you get "Jennifer's Body."
And now, "Jonah Hex."
That's your lesson learned, Warner Bros.
Second Megan Fox pic source.
First Megan Fox pic source.