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Flypaper (2011): A Pleasant Surprise

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A while ago, Garry and I watched what is I am sure one the lowest grossing movies of all time. I don’t say this lightly. In its theatrical run, it grossed exactly (according to both Wikipedia and IMDB) $1100, which even in our world is not a huge amount of money. No, there aren’t any zeroes missing. That’s the real number.

 

This is not the lowest grossing movie ever. The 2012 movie  Playback cost $7.5 million to film but only grossed $264 – the lowest-grossing film of 2012. And 2006′s Zyzzx Road, starring Katherine Heigl grossed $30. 


Flypaper only cost $5,000,000 to make, so they only lost $4,998,900 which, for a Hollywood bomb, is small potatoes. The movie was universally panned, opened in just one movie house (where?) on two screens, then disappeared, never to be heard from again until it popped up the other night on one of our cable movie channels..


Via Marilyn Armstrong
Sharla Shults's insight:

I haven't watched this movie but judging from Marilyn's write-up @Serendipity, it is definitely one to see, especially if you like comedy. Sounds to me it just got a bad rap from the critics and possibly is a good movie. I must admit through the years I have seen movies that supposedly are #1 and they were not worth the film used in production! C'est la vie!

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Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:07 PM

It's funny. What else does a comedy need to be?

 

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Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good

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Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good
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If you had a story to tell, would you rather participate in the telling of the story or simply be represented? Something to think about...

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