"The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" has made history, unfortunately.
The movie earned the worst opening weekend numbers, earning $448,131.Generally speaking in box office numbers, it flopped and things get only worse when we look into the numbers. The cost to make the movie is said to be $20 million, the marketing for the movie costs roughly $40 million, So they are only $59.5 million shy from breaking even, yikes. Some critics have crunched the numbers, claiming the movie debuted in 2,160 theaters on a three day weekend, averaging only $207 per theater.
Surprisingly, the movie is produced by Ken Viselman, who made shows like The Teletubbies, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Eloise popular. He better have a better plan then spend $40 million on marketing because nobody seems to know or care about the "Oogieloves".
For me the most shocking of all those numbers was the $20 million to make the movie. Because if you look at the "Oogieloves" it looks like the costume department saw none of that money. So where did that money go? to pay the A-list cast (Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Toni Braxton and more), the amazing writing? It seems to me that costumes and sets should be priority for a children's movie. Anyway, let me stop ranting and talking about numbers, without further a do, the trailer and an extra scene from "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure"
And here is a dance scene from the movie featuring Cary Elwes (who doesn't seem to know his left from right)