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The 10 Worst Box-Office Openings Of All Time


oogielovesDespite all the headlines, last weekend's indie kid flick "Oogieloves" was not "the worst" wide-opening release ever.

Since 1982, it was the 12th.

Rather, the Teletubby-like gang boast the lowest box-office weekend opening in more than 2,000 theaters.

With an estimated $20 million production budget, there's little chance it will break even.

Despite this, creator Kenn Viselman couldn't be more pleased with the media hype, saying the film was all about exposure. There's even a sequel in the works.

We wondered what else performed poorly in the past, so we've compiled together the ten worst box-office wide release weekends.
In all fairness, we consider a wide release any film in at least 1,500 theaters opening weekend, so the "Oogieloves" moves down a smidge on our list.

10. Double feature of "Spider-Man" / "Men in Black II" (2002): $2.11 million

Theater Count: 2,078

What may have been the oddest double feature engagement returned for a five run in theaters September 2002. Together, the films earned $6.6 million at the box office. 

9. "The Real Cancun" (2003): $2.1 million

Theater Count: 2,261

Snoop Dogg made a cameo in the 2003 film about college students celebrating their Spring Break in Mexico.

After two weeks of release, the film from the producers of "The Real World" quickly dropped out of 2,037 theaters.

8. "Major League: Back to the Minors" (1998): $2.087 million

Theater Count: 2,322

This film was actually the third in the "Major League" franchise. While the first boasted actors Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes, the three-quel featured a brand new cast and no longer followed the Cleveland Indians, but rather the Minnesota Twins.

The film rounded out the box-office top ten in it's opening week, and quickly disappeared from theaters two weeks later with a total domestic gross of $3.5 million. 

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