Milanion wrote:None of those articles list or address any financial information other than the budget. Flop is used to describe the reviews, not the financials.
flop /flɒp/ -verb, flopped, flop·ping, noun
–verb (used without object)
3. to be a complete failure; fail: The play flopped dismally.
Flop is being used to describe the film as a whole, not whether it made money. The argument isn't whether Tristar pulled a profit, they did. That, by itself, does not make a film a 'success'
. In this case it wasn't a success, it was a flop
. A sequel never could have gotten off the ground because after opening weekend it was DOA and nobody would have touched a sequel. That does not = success in the film industry.
"Biggest Flop 1998: "Godzilla." It got a tremendous amount of hype but the movie flopped so no one wanted the licensed products. It's always risky to license a movie because it can be a very expensive flop. Of course, if you go with a successful movie, you're golden. Movies about insects were a much better choice this year. * Hottest License 1999: unable to predict at this time, but it will probably be a movie "
-Selling to Kids (toy industry rag)http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... i_53710950
Shadowman wrote:American Godzilla made $379,014,294 worldwide, with a budget of $125 million.
It's all right there. That's a $254,000,000 profit. Prove "that" as a financial failure.
COMMERCIAL FAILURE. AS A WHOLE. AS IN IN REGARDS TO THE ENTIRE