Here's a list of some of the recent movies that have fallen victim to The Day the Movies Died syndrome:

"The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000) — Domestic gross: $35.2 million; reported budget: $58 million

"Pushing Tin" (1999) — Domestic gross: $8.4 million; reported budget: $33 million

"Lost and Found" (1999) — Domestic gross: $6.5 million; reported budget: $13 million

"Election" (1999) — Domestic gross: $14.8 million; reported budget $8.5 million

"Two Girls and a Guy" (1998) — Domestic gross: $1.9 million; reported budget: $1 million

"Volcano" (1997) — Domestic gross: $47.4 million; reported budget: $90 million

"Mulholland Falls" (1996) — Domestic gross: $11.5 million; budget not available.

And a few movies that have managed to beat the curse:

"Where the Heart Is" (2000) — Domestic gross: $33.7 million; reported budget: $15 million

"Frequency" (2000) — Domestic gross: $44.9 million; reported budget: $31 million

"The Truth About Cats and Dogs" (1996) — Domestic gross: $34 million; budget not available.


Christopher Kelly

SOURCE: Internet Movie Database