What’s Hollywood’s formula for making a blockbuster?
As the dust settles after Disney’s disappointing Alamo opening (a $95 million event picture once supposed to be the studio’s Oscar tentpole), it’s time for Hollywood to remember how to make a historic disaster movie — without making a historic movie disaster. Herewith, some helpful formulas proven by Titanic and Apollo 13:
LOVE + BOAT + PERIL x CELINE DION = Titanic’s $29 MILLION OPENING
SPACE + SHIP + OPIE x PROBLEM = Apollo 13’s $25 MILLION OPENING
ALAMO – OPIE + COONSKIN – WOMEN = The Alamo’s $9.1 MILLION OPENING
Priii-vate eyes…they’re watching you! (clap, clap) Hall and
Priii-vate eyes…they’re watching you! (clap, clap) Hall and Oates to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame June 10 in NYC