Kevin Smith Returns to the living
I had no idea that Kevin Smith took the Box Office returns to his latest movie so hard. While listening to the Film Junk Podcast, someone mentioned that they heard Smith on his own podcast and he had revealed that he went into a depression after the release of Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
I have to always give Smith credit for being honest, and his story about his wife telling him the Friday returns was an entertaining story. He says that everyone kept telling him that this movie could very well make a lot of money (It closely resembled a Judd Apatow movie). However, it didn’t come to be.
Well, the movie ended up making more than most of Smith’s other movies, but it still hovered around the 30 million mark. I personally think Smith should be happy with the returns, because the movie even made more Internationally than the rest of his films.
But I understand why he took it so hard. Let’s use Box Office Mojo and compare an R-Rated movie similar to his movie.
Zack and Miri: 36,515,091
Role Models: 66,371,649
I know he was aiming big with this movie, but this isn’t even close to the disappointment of Jersey Girl.
Anyway, listen to the podcast he has up, you’ll like it.