Things Aren't Looking Good in the Superhero Business

The temporary bromance of Rainn Wilson and Phoenix Jones lasted about as long as Super did in the theaters. Isn't that what a good superhero story really is--a bromance with undertones and twists and turns and betrayals and revenge?

At some point, it will be against some local city ordinance to pretend to be a superhero for the purposes of self-aggrandizement and self-promotion. Until then, expect more of this, courtesy of all of those "hey, wouldn't it be great to be a superhero?" movies.

Here's the end of this genre, by the way:


Budget
$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend
$46,549 (USA) (3 April 2011) (11 Screens)

Gross
$322,157 (USA) (22 May 2011)
$315,505 (USA) (15 May 2011)
$300,840 (USA) (8 May 2011)
$268,840 (USA) (1 May 2011)
$210,721 (USA) (24 April 2011)
$145,685 (USA) (17 April 2011)
$92,145 (USA) (10 April 2011)
$46,549 (USA) (3 April 2011)

Weekend Gross
$3,523 (USA) (22 May 2011) (11 Screens)
$4,979 (USA) (15 May 2011) (15 Screens)
$16,219 (USA) (8 May 2011) (30 Screens)
$35,695 (USA) (1 May 2011) (38 Screens)
$47,915 (USA) (24 April 2011) (38 Screens)
$38,456 (USA) (17 April 2011) (26 Screens)
$29,000 (USA) (10 April 2011) (15 Screens)
$46,549 (USA) (3 April 2011) (11 Screens)


It will more than likely make that small budget back on DVD sales, but even that's stretching it. Clearly, no one believed in this film but they made it and that's pretty much the end of that. Anyway, I'd be willing to bet Wilson would make the guy's bail.