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Likely To BOMB!

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The latest film directed by the "mysterious" Wachowski brothers, Speed Racer, might not do as well as hoped for in the box office this weekend.

The BIG budget movie will open this Friday in about 3,600 screens across the U.S.

Unfortunately for the film, it's been receiving very unimpressive ratings in its pre-release surveys.

So will Iron Man win at the box office this weekend again?

Last weekend, Iron Man made over $100 million!

At the moment, Speed Racer seems like it will gross about $25-$35 million during its opening weekend, though it might gross more. But, estimates are low.

This is a BIG disappointed considering how much it cost to make the race car comic book adaptation - well over $100 million, easily.

So, even if Iron Man makes only half of what it did last weekend, it's still likely to come in first again and beat out Speed Racer.


Warner Bros. domestic distribution president, Dan Fellman, says, "It's too early to tell. But this is the first real family movie of the summer, and we're going to give it our best."

Translation: "We're fucked. And we know it!"

But more importantly, will U go watch?

Are you going to see Speed Racer this weekend???

  • No (82%)
  • Yes (18%)

Total Votes: 99,905

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135 comments to “Likely To BOMB!”

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  1. x says – reply to this



  2. sYDNEY says – reply to this


    this movie looks horrid

  3. x says – reply to this



  4. Chris says – reply to this


    first…Will see it

  5. eh says – reply to this



  6. martin scosese says – reply to this



  7. carole says – reply to this



  8. phoenix says – reply to this


    no. i might go see it because im in love with emile but other than that probably not!!1

  9. gss says – reply to this


    Re: x – Do you feel better now that you've finally got the first comment??? GROW THE FUCK UP!!!

  10. Jamie says – reply to this


    and this movie looks lame

  11. Furby says – reply to this


    My seven year old son saw the ads for this movie and HE'S not even interested in seeing this piece of crap.

    But hey, everyone's got to make a living right?

    But i digress….

  12. gui says – reply to this



  13. alexandra says – reply to this



  14. j starra says – reply to this


    First Biathces! Ashton is cute!

  15. horseshu bob says – reply to this



  16. Jenny says – reply to this


    only if i had a hit of acid

  17. bobo says – reply to this



  18. Brucey Buth says – reply to this


    First Bitches!!!!

  19. k'olivia says – reply to this


    looks like a pile of crap anyway!
    is it like,
    cgi and real footage,
    jeeez man,
    gets me all confused (:


  20. PJ says – reply to this


    ive seen it and it is amazing! I cried three times!

  21. sasha says – reply to this



  22. ding dong says – reply to this


    should have left it a cartoon. or used someone who looked more asian…not sheen-esque.

  23. Luke says – reply to this


    "This is a BIG disappointed considering how much…"
    You tired Perez?

  24. mariah carey says – reply to this


    I need that car of his to drive away from this huge marriage mistake. go speed racer go. and take me the fuck with you? I had a vision of love but now I'm screwed and not in the good way!

  25. jean marc says – reply to this


    I notice any survey Perez posts, that whatever the topic is, everyone will vote opposite. In other words, "is the sky blue? " and majority will vote "NO". "Are clouds white?" the majority will vote "NO".

  26. 2096 VOTES 83% NO, 27% YES says – reply to this


    Lets see if Perez can have a fair vote for a change. Watch those numbers and if it looks like the outcome has been decided too early just yell "MUGABE"!!!

  27. sourdoggie says – reply to this


    I think the *&^% it good, Speed Racer's animation was cheap and that added to the quality of the cartoon. The movie went so over the top that it's just horrible it isn't simplistic it just part of the inundated visual society that we are a part of. It not visually striking to me it's just doing what everybody else is doing.

  28. el rey says – reply to this


    I'm sorry in my mind SPEED RACER is a HOT GUY who the flip is this ugly dude posing as SPEED???? YUCK, EWWWW and DOUBLE YUCK!! This guy is NO Speed Racer.

    This flick is GOING TO FLOP for sure.

  29. Alex says – reply to this


    One of the Wachowski's had a sex change, so you may want to repsect her wishes and not refer to them as brother's, considering how you always are up in arms over how gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trangender people are treated.

  30. Jessie says – reply to this


    Most people will probably only go see it, to see the Twilight trailer in front of it. It looks like it's going to blow!

  31. B.J.C says – reply to this


    The movie looks so stupid. christina ricci and emil hersh are both hot as hell but i dont think even they could save this crap. Bring on Sex And The City!

  32. Andrew says – reply to this


    It looks like they made this flick for the Tween set — and should have gone with a less kiddie feel. It looks totally stupid — and I was a fan of the original show.
    I mean — PEOPLE DIED in the original show. How cool is that?

  33. jill says – reply to this


    Ill go see anything with emile in it!!! MEOW

  34. ann says – reply to this


    It's actually really good. I enjoyed it as an art piece. It is really different from anything else I've seen. I love the way it is edited… the characters and props swiping the screen. It's really unique. You'll need to put on your fantasy cap. Isn'…(read more)t that what we want though? To be a part of a fantasy on the screen? I watched it and enjoyed it as I would a piece of art on exhibit.

  35. twist says – reply to this


    Perez, you should know better as a supposed crusader for GLBT rights. The Wachowskis are no longer the Wachowski "brothers", as one of them has transitioned into a woman. I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate you calling her a man.

  36. Reeta says – reply to this


    I'm taking my 4 year-old to see it. It looks horrible. He'll like it though

  37. Syd says – reply to this



  38. whitney says – reply to this



  39. pw says – reply to this


    hands down one of the worst movies i have ever seen.

  40. elle says – reply to this


    the more previews that i see for speed racer, the more i am turned off from the movie. i think that the goal was to keep the movie as animated as possible without it actually being an animated film, but i don't think that the idea translated well.i think iron man will come out on top again this weekend.

  41. tara says – reply to this


    Awww! I loved the cartoon!!

  42. Screw this says – reply to this


    Fuck no, this looks like a bad kids movie. The trailer is awful.

  43. GO! says – reply to this


    It looks fun, I am there!

  44. And says – reply to this


    Did any one actually watch the show? They're acting like it was huge, it really wasn't.

  45. Prinny says – reply to this


    I'm just going to watch it because I'm a fan of Bi, the Asian dude with red streaks in his hair. He's a major R&B star in Japan and Korea.

  46. Kelley says – reply to this


    It is rumored that a Twilight trailer will be included in the previews, and Twilight fans are diehard obsessed. Expect more people to go for that reason alone.

  47. p says – reply to this


    your gay

    not a lot of people have been on your page. and there is like 13K votes yeah w.e

  48. sarah says – reply to this


    i would totally go see it if it came out in imax 3D!! it's showing on IMAX screens, but not in 3D - they could have done it so much better!!!

  49. sta says – reply to this


    I had high hopes for this, but just the commercials alone are cheesy CGI and so much color they give me a head ache.

    Big pass on this one.

  50. just me says – reply to this


    Why don't you have the choice of "hell no you can't pay me to see this crap!"?

  51. jessica says – reply to this


    i'm only going to see the teaser trailer for twilight and leaving…it's supposed to play prior to speed racer.

  52. David says – reply to this


    I saw a prescreening of the movie two days ago, and it was one of the best movies I've seen in years. It's poprocks for the eyes, surreal and over the top. I will admit that it was in part written for kids (hence the reason Hot Wheels had displays set up for the kids to play with outside the theater), but you can say the same for most "childish" flicks that can appeal to grown-ups as well. It's definitely acted in a campish way, but in the end, it is well written and definitely pays homage for the original cartoon. Recommended!

  53. Fuck You says – reply to this


    Speed Racer was a cartoon, not a comic book, jack ass.

  54. David says – reply to this


    Not planning on watching this at all… why? Who the fuck decided it would be a good idea to cast Emile Hirsch in the title role?? Seriously???? He's a good actor, but he does not fit this character at ALL! That's definitely a main factor that I believe is causing people to find it difficult to garner an interest in going to see this project. Bad BAD BAAADD CASTING CHOICE!

  55. any says – reply to this


    I'll see Speed Racer for the Twilight trailer - then I'm leaving.

  56. Val says – reply to this


    #40 Whitney - ME TOO!!!! LOL

  57. william butler yeats says – reply to this


    I'm gonna go se Iron Man!


  58. cass says – reply to this


    All it has is cool graphics. Nothing else.
    It's like with "Freddy vs Jason", the action was cool but that was all it had to offer. the storylines sucked ass…

  59. mea says – reply to this


    I think it looks dumb. No way would I sit thru that.

  60. JT says – reply to this


    I went to the screening last night with my friend who interns at Warner Brothers, and the movie is kick ass….at first i didnt even want to go but i am glad i did. if you think it looks bad, go see it because you will most likely change your mind. the colors are vivid and the action is hot…go see this movie if you are free this weekend, its amazing…the Wachowski brother and sister did a good job on this film.

  61. WHATEVER says – reply to this


    I might not go see it this weekend but I'm definitely gonna check it out. I'm dying to see how they made that shiteous cartoon into a movie.

  62. JB says – reply to this


    they will be calling this "Shit Racer" - looks horrible

  63. 26,901 VOTES 83% NO, 17% YES says – reply to this


    Perez, who you trying to kid. Is this for the advertisers? You ain't got this many people visiting your website.

  64. WTF?! says – reply to this


    Speed racer sounds terrrible. A boy in a fast car- sorry but whats entertaining about that?

  65. katie says – reply to this


    thank you for finally putting emile on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Just me says – reply to this


    Emile is dreamy!!!! So damn sexy!!!!!

  67. Amanda says – reply to this


    Yup, I'm only going to see the Twilight trailer then I'll probably hop into something else..

  68. MetalWater says – reply to this


    JT, You Are A Studio Plant. The Critics Meter At Rotten Tomatoes Doesn't Lie!!! Speed Racer Has Only Received A 38% Critics Approval Rating…One Of The Lowest In The History Of The Rotten Tomatoes Rankings–Especially For A Major Film, One That Was Once Being Eyed As A Possible Block Buster!!! Warner Brothers, It Is Time To Remove Joel Silver As The Producer Of The Wonder Woman Movie And Put Joss Whedon Back In Place As The Project's Writer/Director!!! Silver And The Wachowski Brothers Are Finished!!! Speed Racer Has Destroyed Their Reputations!!!

  69. :( says – reply to this


    The commercials can make anyone go into seizures…I don't know why anyone would want to sit through the entire thing.

    p.s.- emile sort of looks like jack black in the pic above.

  70. VWR says – reply to this


    Saw it last night. It's good, and it's dazzling, and it actually has heart. This is what I hate about these days, a movie gets slaughtered before it even OPENS. Give it a chance. I highly doubt that many people will be that disappointed by the film.

  71. Alyssa says – reply to this


    The only thing that can save this movie the rumored Twilight teaser trailer (that was already released online, but otherwise) that is supposedly attached to the movie.

  72. megan says – reply to this


    it is no longer the brothers.. one has changed into a woman.. it is now the Wachowski siblings

  73. Marco Pervo says – reply to this


    They are not the"Wachowski brothers" any more. One of them is a tranny. This is another excuse for the man-children to fetishize over the another bit of minutiae of their youth.

  74. Ali says – reply to this


    They fucked up by marketing it to "families." I saw a preview for it and they must have said the word "family" 50 times (okay maybe only 15), but they completely alienated their biggest audience - kids who used to actually watch that show and who now have money and are in their late 20's… they're the ones who have the money to spend on a movie. Families are spending their money on gas and bills - not movies.

  75. Mary says – reply to this


    I WOULD go see it, but Emile Hersh is in it so it would be like going to fuck a cock you thought looked nice when it was hard (the effects), but it ends up being a limp waste skin (Emile). No thanks!

  76. emma says – reply to this


    emile hersh!!

  77. Jennie says – reply to this


    I actually can't wait to go see it. It looks interesting… plus the Twilight trailer is airing before the movie. :)

  78. Damon says – reply to this


    I just want to point out…

    Box Office Forecasters are expecting Speed Racer to pull in something in the $35-45 million range. The very same people are calling for a $45-55 million weekend for Iron Man. So, I'm not sure where these $25-35 million estimates are coming from since $35 million seems to be on the low end of expectations.

    While the edge goes to Iron Man to be #1 again this weekend, it's likely not going to be total domination by one movie over the other.

    But still, even with these "corrected" figures available, Speed Racer will likely not be a huge hit and will make little profit, if any at all. Just saying…

  79. Uproar says – reply to this


    It looks like Jack Black in the car = NOT GOOD.

  80. bree says – reply to this


    i was debating going to see the movie, not because i wanted to see it, but because the TWILIGHT trailer is supposed to be played before the movie..
    but it's going to be online so i'm saving my money instead.

  81. bree says – reply to this


    Re: Alyssa – actually, that was just a sneak preview of the teaser trailer. the real teaser trailer is going to be released friday on the official website, twilightthemovie.com.

  82. Lo says – reply to this


    go see it, emile hirsch is fucking hot.

  83. Rainbowcat says – reply to this


    This movie looks like it would maybe appeal to seven-year-old boys. Iron Man rules, though! Downey is just awesome: funny, ripped, ferocious. Go see it!!

  84. emile hirsh is the sexxxxx!!!! says – reply to this



  85. toshimi says – reply to this


    i used to watch the original tv series, and i can't believe they had the nerve to remake it as a real-action film. they should have used asian actors.

    why is it that hollywood won't use asian actors except for as supporting roles, or stereotype them?

  86. Katrina says – reply to this


    i'm not seeing it till it comes out to dvd lol.i just think it sad that hollywood can't come up with anything original its all from books, old tv shows, newer tv shows, or movies already made in japan.

  87. kylynn says – reply to this


    emile hirsch is in it soooo maybeee ill see it

  88. Jessica says – reply to this


    no… but i might have if they had used a hotter actor! HELLO!!! speedracer is supposed to be a cutie! who the hell is that guy grosse?

  89. Jenna says – reply to this



    Don't watch this movie!!! You're supporting animal abuse if you do.

  90. Rose says – reply to this


    I won't watch it because-they did a poor job of casting Speed Racer, he looks like Jack Black. I think Zac Effron would have been a better choice just my opinion. signed *True fan of the original Speed Racer cartoons

  91. pam says – reply to this


    Re: Jessie
    haha thats why im going to see the twilight trailer.

  92. sdfsdf says – reply to this



    Likely to bomb my ass.

  93. Samantha says – reply to this


    This movie cannot suck too much. Emile Hirsch is in it and he is amazing…and hot…and just as hot if not more in person.

  94. les says – reply to this


    I'm sure the movie will make more than 25…. probably like 45. the movie looks good and i wanna c it on imax

  95. barbie says – reply to this


    HELL no i'm not watching this.

  96. DAZZLING says – reply to this



  97. usillyplebes says – reply to this


    I got to go to a screening and I really liked it and I am not a studio plant sucka

  98. raye says – reply to this


    i have to go…… i'm a Rain fan.

  99. liana says – reply to this


    I would rather see the new Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz movie!!!!
    and i am seeing it!

  100. AMO says – reply to this


    They have a fan in my 3 1/2 year old son. He can't wait to see it!

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