Hollywood's biggest box office flop of 2012 comes to screens in the Middle East Discuss this article
Fact: Playback was the biggest movie flop of 2012, earning a pitiful Dhs970 upon release. Showing in just one screen in the US for one week, calculations suggest it was seen by fewer than 40 people. While we feel (just) a little sorry for leading man Christian Slater – a man who’s shared screens with the likes of Brad Pitt, Sean Connery and Tom Cruise – the signs don’t look good for this horror indie, about a (cliché alert) cop investigating a missing teen in a rural town. The only positive about this delayed UAE release is that the filmmakers might finally make back some cash towards the Dhs25 million spent on this caper. Although why Dubaians should be expected to cough up any more than the rest of the world, we simply don’t know.
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