Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea after all to rehash a movie that was a huge box office flop in its time . . .
The Thing remake or prequel or rehash or whatever you want to call it opened to a disappointing $8.7 million over the weekend in the States in third position behind Real Steel (number one at $16.3 million for the second weekend in a row) and the Footloose remake at $16.1 million.
Maybe in retrospect it wasn’t such a good idea to rehash a movie that was a huge box office flop in its time and almost destroyed the career of its director (John Carpenter) . . .
Read here for more on the weekend box office and how it compares to previous releases and dates: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3292
You can read a review of The Thing here (link includes trailer): http://www.scifimoviepage.com/thing_2011.html