Cartoon Network tries the big screen again
Will ‘Aqua Teen’ sink or swim in theaters?
Atlanta’s Cartoon Network is taking just that gamble with a film based on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” an odd but successful cable TV show.
Network execs think their weird little movie will make money, in part because DVDs of previous “Aqua Teen” TV seasons have a good track record. The movie also cost so little to make — about $1 million — that it should be easy to recoup costs.
Mike Lazzo, who runs Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim operation, said “you’d have to be a moron” not to turn a profit. Then he added, “I may regret saying that.”- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
So. Thoughts on the movie that cost a million dollars, has 500, 000 fans and is opening in 800 theaters?
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So, the movie took in 3 mil for the first weekend.
Three million equals cost of movie PLUS cost of kissing Boston's ass (1 mil plus 2 mil).
I wonder... will this end up being a good decision?