Sunday, June 22, 2008

Final Results of the Get Smart vs. The Love Guru Poll

Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell of Get Smart

In a landslide victory, Get Smart easily defeated The Love Guru in the recent poll asking which film would make the most money on opening weekend. The fact that both films opened this weekend was a bit surprising because movie studios normally space out their same genre major releases so that they don't clash.

Get Smart's victory in the poll proved to be prophetic. Get Smart was the #1 film this past weekend, earning an estimated $39.2 million. The Love Guru came in 4th place, taking in only $14 million. I think
The Love Guru, the spiritual inspired comedy starring Mike Myers, had a couple of things going against it. Myers' 5-yr absence from the big screen (he last appeared in 2003's The Cat In the Hat) probably hurt. I also think that The Love Guru came about 10 years too late. Had the movie been made during the height of Deepak Chopra/the self-help movement, audiences might have been more receptive

Here are the final results:

Get Smart- 88%
The Love Guru- 11%

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Jay said...

Yeah, it doesn't help The Love Guru to be only getting a 16% positive rating on either.

I've seen very few good reviews of that movie. It doesn't look all that entertaining to me.

Get Smart, on the other hand looks awesome!

mister anchovy said...

I haven't seen either, but I hear Love Guru is stinko.

Malcolm said...

Jay: "The Love Guru" only scored 16% on Rotten Tomatoes!? I thought the 23 out of 100 that it scored on Metacritic was bad. I wouldn't be surprised if it's on DVD before the summer is over.

Mister Anchovy: I haven't heard anything good about The Love Guru. Even the commercials for the film weren't all that funny, so you know that's a bad sign.

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