davidknightrider wrote:unfortunately, given that the A Team flopped at the US Box office, its not even going to make its budget back, although it should make a good profit via overseas box office, there is definitely not going to be a Knight Rider movie for at least another decade now.
dissapointing i must say.
The A-Team already made its budget back (110 million) with international and domestic sales (112 million) and will make back even more on the dvd sales. I think it is unfair to call it a "flop", considering movies like Killers
, Jonah Hex
and most recently Knight and Day
, failed to make back their original production budgets by a landslide of disappointment. Even on dvd, I doubt they'll recover from the costs to make them.
Killers - 75 million (55.6 million domestic+international)
Jonah Hex - 47 million (9.7 million - no international figures yet)
Knight and Day - 117 million (45.8 million domestic+international)
A-Team also took a considerable risk by not being released in 3D or IMAX.
Most critics agree A-Team was a solid, fun, entertaining movie that delivered on the feel of the original television series - the reviews for A-Team were primarily positive. The problem wasn't a bad script, horrid director, or weak casting, it was simply that unlike Knight Rider
, kids can't relate to a military based property like A-Team and that's why Karate Kid and Toy Story 3 won out
. Prince of Persia
also failed to make back the 200 millon production budget domestically (87 million) but made up for it internationally (313 million) and will continue to gain sales through the dvd market.
I would disagree that Knight Rider won't get a motion picture (in the next decade) because it has more appeal across the world and across more demographics than A-Team. I would agree Knight Rider will have a difficult time getting made given that modern audiences seem to be overly critical of good, fun, non sex or toilet humor dependent movies. Can a 80's property with the same clever humor survive today? Hard to say really but I think it's possible if it's handled in the right way and released at the right time.
Also Jerry Bruckheimer is not a director, he's a producer. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) was directed by Dominic Sena. Renny Harlin or Tony Scott isn't bad either.