Lindsay Lohan flops alongside Charlie Sheen and Ashley Tisdale as Scary Movie 5 shows poor opening figures
Fifth installment of parody franchise attracted just $5.8m on first Friday
Saturday 13 April 2013
Lindsay Lohan appears to have racked up yet another film flop after Scary Movie 5 debuted to disappointing numbers at the US box office on Friday.
The troubled actress stars alongside Charlie Sheen and Ashley Tisdale in the latest instalment of the poorly-reviewed horror parody franchise. It attracted just $5.8m on its opening Friday, with industry experts at Deadline projecting a three-day gross of $13.4m. Baseball biopic 42 is expected to top this week’s chart with $25m.
The previous film in the fading franchise, 2006’s Scary Movie 4, managed a much healthier $40.2m opening weekend in the US and a global total of $178.3m.
The substantial drop in box office receipts suggests audiences are becoming tired of the parody genre. The first Scary Movie made $278m in 2000, but more recent spoofs Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck barely crawled above $80m despite being based on blockbuster films. In 2008, Disaster Movie earned just $34.8m.
Scary Movie 5’s saving grace is that with a budget of just $20m, it stands a fair chance of making its money back.
But it continues a run of dud Lindsay Lohan films. Last Month, Inappropriate Comedy earned a dismal $172,000 over one weekend, while her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in TV movie Liz & Dick drew more laughs from critics than Scary Movie 5.
In her analysis of the film, Stephanie Merry of the Washington Post wrote: “Perhaps the filmmakers sat in a lab, rubbing their temples while wondering aloud how awful they could make a movie and still score at the box office.”
Not quite this awful, it seems.
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