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The Mike
09-07-2008, 02:39 PM
Nicolas Cage bombs at box office with "Bangkok"
Sunday September 7 2:21 PM ET

Less than a year after starring in the biggest movie of his volatile career, Nicolas Cage led the North American box office to its worst weekend in five years on Sunday with one of his weakest.

"Bangkok Dangerous," a thriller in which the 44-year-old actor plays a jaded assassin, opened at No. 1 with estimated three-day earnings of just $7.8 million, distributor Lionsgate said. While no one was expecting it to be a hit, industry observers had predicted it would earn more than $10 million.

The last box office champ to open lower was the David Spade comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," which kicked off with $6.7 million during the weekend of September 5-7, 2003.

Overall ticket sales also fell to their lowest level since then, said tracking firm Media By Numbers. The top 12 films earned $51.6 million, up from $50.5 million that weekend.

Early September is traditionally a quiet time at the box office since the summer blockbuster season is over. The studios spend the early fall quietly dumping their underperforming movies on the market. "Bangkok Dangerous" was the only new wide release this weekend.

Lionsgate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, said it was happy with the film's opening and expected it to be profitable. Although the movie reportedly cost $45 million to make, Lionsgate acquired U.S. and Canadian rights for a modest sum from "The Departed" producer Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group.

The film is a remake of the 1999 Thai film of the same name, with both being directed by Hong Kong-born twin brothers Danny and Oxide Pang. The remake was not screened in advance for critics, which is rarely a good sign.

Cage has actually done a lot worse at the box office: His terrorism thriller "Next" opened to $7.1 million in April 2007 and the family drama "The Weather Man" to $4.2 million in 2005. But he was last in theaters with the biggest movie of his career, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," The action sequel opened to $45 million in December on its way to $220 million.

After three weeks at No. 1, DreamWorks/Paramount's Hollywood satire "Tropic Thunder" slipped to No. 2 with $7.5 million, while Columbia Pictures' comedy "The House Bunny" rose one to No. 3 with $5.9 million in its third week. Their respective tallies stand at $97 million and $37 million.

DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures are units of Viacom Inc. Columbia Pictures is a unit of Sony Corp.

Anybody see this film? Is it any good?

TOE
09-07-2008, 02:41 PM
:lol The original film probably made more than this

RJMacReady16
09-07-2008, 02:44 PM
:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol

TheObsoleteMan
09-07-2008, 04:21 PM
Oxide? :confused: :google

Darklord Dave
09-07-2008, 04:47 PM
I saw it. It wasn't any worse than other Nic Cage films. A lot of it made very little sense, such as this American assassin who speaks no Thai falling for a deaf Thai chemist. There aren't many interesting action scenes either.

Hmm, I guess it isn't very good...

SpawnFan
09-07-2008, 05:03 PM
When I saw Nicolas' hair I was done with the movie. ;)

http://yourargumentisinvalid.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/my_hair_is_a_bird-257x300.jpg

galactiboy
09-08-2008, 06:43 AM
This movie not only looked horrible... but has one of the worst titles I've ever seen. Bangkok Dangerous?!? Really, can't anyone have done better than that :lol

Also, Cage looks tired as hell; someone let that guy get a nap :monkey2

CelticPredator
09-08-2008, 03:00 PM
Cage sucks. I couldnt stand any of his movies after that piece of dung Ghost Rider.

pixletwin
09-08-2008, 03:05 PM
How long will it take for NC to realize that he was born to be in movies by the Cohen brothers. No two ways about it.

oaktown2000
09-08-2008, 03:09 PM
When I saw Nicolas' hair I was done with the movie. ;)

http://yourargumentisinvalid.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/my_hair_is_a_bird-257x300.jpg



oooo god that made me laugh so hard



I'm still chuckling as a matter of fact

Batty
09-08-2008, 03:15 PM
He's done a few really good movies (I think Lord of War was sadly overlooked by most people), but they're so few and far between. He definitely needs to make better decisions when looking at scripts.

And he does need to do something about his hair.

uscmhicks
09-08-2008, 03:20 PM
I've seen this , I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

CelticPredator
09-08-2008, 03:27 PM
He's done a few really good movies (I think Lord of War was sadly overlooked by most people), but they're so few and far between. He definitely needs to make better decisions when looking at scripts.

And he does need to do something about his hair.

Before Ghost Rider he was great, after....total epic fail.

uscmhicks
09-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Before Ghost Rider he was great, after....total epic fail.

gotta agree there. I am slowly learning to accept him again though.

EVILFACE
09-08-2008, 03:40 PM
Prolly will make less $$$ than MEET DAVE.

National Treasure 3 is now full steam ahead.

galactiboy
09-08-2008, 03:58 PM
He's done a few really good movies (I think Lord of War was sadly overlooked by most people), but they're so few and far between. He definitely needs to make better decisions when looking at scripts.

And he does need to do something about his hair.

Lord of War was really good, I had forgotten about that one in the midst of all his other crappy roles :lol

King Darkness
09-09-2008, 08:21 AM
It still amazes me to this day that this douche is still making movies. What was his last good movie? Raising Arizona??? I hate his acting and I hate his movies. Unfortunately my wife really likes him so I have to suffer through many of his movies :monkey4

He should really be in the direct to video club with Van Damme and Seagal.

quadcent
09-09-2008, 08:57 AM
oh now don't be to hard on cagey, i still remmember (unfortunately) sitting through THE WICKERMAN, that's two hours of my life i'll never get back. yep the days of The Rock and Gone In 60 Seconds are long gone for this man.
he needs to restart his career.

Cocoboloboy
09-09-2008, 09:26 AM
He's done a few really good movies (I think Lord of War was sadly overlooked by most people), but they're so few and far between. He definitely needs to make better decisions when looking at scripts.

And he does need to do something about his hair.

I agree. He has made some very poor movie choices in the last few years. I really like Cage though. National Treasure was great and then you have Wickerman :monkey4. From one extreme to the other.

King Darkness
09-09-2008, 09:35 AM
I did like The Rock and Adaptation. So I guess he is not ALL bad.

I would say he is about 95% suck though.

Darth Caedus
09-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Nicolas Cage's good movies = Any Coen Brothers, The Rock, Face/Off

Cocoboloboy
09-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Here's a list of his films. More than I thought he did. The ones in bold are movies I saw and liked.

Ghost Rider 2006
Next 2006
The Weather Man 2005
National Treasure 2004
Matchstick Men 2003
Adaptation 2002
Windtalkers 2002
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001
The Family Man 2000
Gone in 60 Seconds 2000
8MM 1999
Bringing Out the Dead 1999
City of Angels 1998
Snake Eyes 1998
Con Air 1997 This was just ok to me.
Face/Off 1997
The Rock 1996
Kiss of Death 1995
Leaving Las Vegas 1995
Guarding Tess 1994
It Could Happen to You 1994
Trapped in Paradise 1994
Amos and Andrew 1993
Deadfall 1993
Read Rock West 1993
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992
Zandalee 1991
Fire Birds 1990
Time to Kill 1990
Wild at Heart 1990
Vampire's Kiss 1989
Moonstruck 1987
Raising Arizona 1987
The Boy in Blue 1986
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986
Birdy 1984
The Cotton Club 1984
Racing With the Moon 1984
Valley Girl 1983
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 I don't even remember him in this.:confused:

MaulFan
09-09-2008, 09:58 AM
Fire Birds is a pretty cool Nick Cage film, him and Tommy Lee Jones, kinda like Top Gun but with hellicopters.

King Darkness
09-09-2008, 10:01 AM
He worked at All American Burger, he is in it for 5 seconds.

Cocoboloboy
09-09-2008, 10:03 AM
He worked at All American Burger, he is in it for 5 seconds.

Completely missed that.

King Darkness
09-09-2008, 10:04 AM
Completely missed that.

Its not hard to miss it, I only know cause I have seen the movie about 500 times :lol

IronFingaz
09-09-2008, 10:57 AM
Here's a list of his films. More than I thought he did. The ones in bold are movies I saw and liked. The rest either sucked, havn't seen yet or can't remember. And i think he's a good actor.

Ghost Rider 2006
Next 2006
The Weather Man 2005
National Treasure 2004
Matchstick Men 2003
Adaptation 2002
Windtalkers 2002
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001
The Family Man 2000
Gone in 60 Seconds 2000
8MM 1999
Bringing Out the Dead 1999
City of Angels 1998
Snake Eyes 1998
Con Air 1997 This was just ok to me.
Face/Off 1997
The Rock 1996
Kiss of Death 1995
Leaving Las Vegas 1995
Guarding Tess 1994
It Could Happen to You 1994
Trapped in Paradise 1994
Amos and Andrew 1993
Deadfall 1993
Read Rock West 1993
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992
Zandalee 1991
Fire Birds 1990
Time to Kill 1990
Wild at Heart 1990
Vampire's Kiss 1989
Moonstruck 1987
Raising Arizona 1987
The Boy in Blue 1986
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986
Birdy 1984
The Cotton Club 1984
Racing With the Moon 1984
Valley Girl 1983
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 I don't even remember him in this.:confused:

You'r list is missing a few movies. Here's a complete list from imdb.com. The one's in bold are the one's i like.

The Dance (2010) (announced)
Electric God (2009) (announced)
Amarillo Slim (2009) (pre-production)
The Ghost (2009) (pre-production)
Kick-Ass (2009) (pre-production)
Scared Straight (2009) (pre-production)
Astro Boy (2009) (filming) (voice)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
G-Force (2009) (post-production) (voice)
Knowing (2009) (post-production)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Next (2007) Jessica Biel was the best part in the movie
Grindhouse (2007) .... Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")
Ghost Rider (2007)
The Wicker Man (2006)
World Trade Center (2006)
The Ant Bully (2006) (voice)
The Weather Man (2005)
Lord of War (2005)
National Treasure (2004)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Adaptation. (2002)
Sonny (2002)
Windtalkers (2002)
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) (voice)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
The Family Man (2000)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) A guilty pleasure
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
8MM (1999)
Snake Eyes (1998)
City of Angels (1998)
Face/Off (1997)
Con Air (1997) A guilty pleasure
The Rock (1996)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Kiss of Death (1995/I)
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
It Could Happen to You (1994)
Guarding Tess (1994)
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Deadfall (1993)
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Red Rock West (1992)
Tempo di uccidere (1991)
Zandalee (1991)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Fire Birds (1990)
Vampire's Kiss (1989)
Never on Tuesday (1988)
Moonstruck (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Havn't seen yet
The Boy in Blue (1986)
Birdy (1984)
The Cotton Club (1984) Havn't seen yet
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Valley Girl (1983)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

King Darkness
09-09-2008, 11:08 AM
The Dance (2010) (announced)
Electric God (2009) (announced)
Amarillo Slim (2009) (pre-production)
The Ghost (2009) (pre-production)
Kick-Ass (2009) (pre-production)
Scared Straight (2009) (pre-production)
Astro Boy (2009) (filming) (voice)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
G-Force (2009) (post-production) (voice)
Knowing (2009) (post-production)


:monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4

Ugh................Thats a lot of movies.

Cocoboloboy
09-09-2008, 11:10 AM
:monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4

Ugh................Thats a lot of movies.

Yeah, you'd better hurry up and get all these DVDs preordered at Blockbuster.:lol

King Darkness
09-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Yeah, you'd better hurry up and get all these DVDs preordered at Blockbuster.:lol

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Wetanut
09-09-2008, 11:23 AM
I've always thought Cage was overrated. He's a B-level actor at best who happened to luck out with a few good scripts that played up to his limited strengths. And, anybody making the kind of money that he is should be able to afford/command much better toupees.

oaktown2000
09-09-2008, 11:34 AM
Lord of War (2005)
National Treasure (2004)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
8MM (1999)
Snake Eyes (1998)
City of Angels (1998)
Con Air (1997)
The Rock (1996)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

^^ Movies I enjoyed.

EVILFACE
09-09-2008, 11:43 AM
It still amazes me to this day that this douche is still making movies. What was his last good movie? Raising Arizona??? I hate his acting and I hate his movies. Unfortunately my wife really likes him so I have to suffer through many of his movies :monkey4

He should really be in the direct to video club with Van Damme and Seagal.

I like Cage, but he is either perfect for the roles or wrong.

THE JOKER
09-09-2008, 11:55 AM
I dont think he was bad in ghost rider i just think the plot and villians were crap.

RJMacReady16
09-09-2008, 08:46 PM
I give him a hard time but Cage really isn't too bad---he just needs to quit forcing himself into these action roles.

That era is over for him. Move along.

pixletwin
09-09-2008, 08:57 PM
Peggy Sue Got Married was great. Wild At Heart is also one of the true greats in cinema. Love that scene where he has a broken nose and Glenda the good witch visits him. What a great film.

Darth Caedus
09-09-2008, 09:00 PM
Peggy Sue Got Married was great. Wild At Heart is also one of the true greats in cinema. Love that scene where he has a broken nose and Glenda the good witch visits him. What a great film.

TOTALLY forgot he was in Peggy Sue Got Married, that movie was hilarious.

Batty
09-10-2008, 12:14 AM
I like most of his movies that weren't action/adventure flicks where he played the hero. And I absolutely hated 8MM. My wife and I actually laughed during the scene where he was watching the snuff film. I've never seen such incredible overacting.

CelticPredator
09-10-2008, 12:48 AM
I like most of his movies that weren't action/adventure flicks where he played the hero. And I absolutely hated 8MM. My wife and I actually laughed during the scene where he was watching the snuff film. I've never seen such incredible overacting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QqgIzlmdBc

:naughty

:rotfl

SpawnFan
09-10-2008, 12:59 PM
When I saw Nicolas' hair I was done with the movie. ;)

http://yourargumentisinvalid.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/my_hair_is_a_bird-257x300.jpg


oooo god that made me laugh so hard



I'm still chuckling as a matter of fact

:D:D:D:D:D

uscmhicks
09-10-2008, 01:30 PM
that videos awesome :lol

Sick Boy 82
09-10-2008, 01:35 PM
I liked the 2 National Treasures. Lots of other stuff of his is good, but nothing has been great since before 2000 I'd say.

Aerosmith
09-10-2008, 02:40 PM
The Ant Bully (2006) (voice)

This is a pretty good movie. It's not Pixar level, but it has Bruce Campbell. :rock