Reel FX Creative Studios’ first theatrically released animated film, “Free Birds”, didn’t really change much in the pecking order of things. The film opened to 4th place in the box office (US and Canada) with a total weekend gross of a mere $16 million. The film doesn’t seem likely to be a hit battling both a $55 million budget as well as nigh unanimously negative critical reviews.
I wonder whether this flop will affect Reel FX Creative Studios’ future films that they’ve already planned for release, most specifically, “Book of Life”, an animated film revolving around the Día de Muertos holiday, which already has an October 17, 2014 tentative release date.
Did you see “Free Birds”? If so, how was it? If not, do you plan on seeing it?
I’ll watch this when it comes to DVD, but I’m not excited about it. At the same time, I’m not disgusted by it either. I mean, time-traveling turkeys…that’s kinda cool, not very, but kinda.
“Free Birds” features the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, and George Takei amongst others.
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A movie about dia de muertos? I guess we have another A Bug’s Life and Antz story with Pixar.
Yep! Or a “Shark Tale” and “Finding Nemo” story.
Reel FX Creative Studios actually already has about 5 other films in production. The one releasing next year is the only one with a release date as of now.
Well, the Dia de los Muertos one at least sounds interesting to me — that seems like an opportunity to present a unique perspective — assuming that it is not overly bowdlerized and doesn’t follow a predictable pattern for the sake of making a hit.
We can only hope for the best regarding that one!
I did hear about the negative reviews, and I think this is the worst reviewed film of the year so far. Anyways, I’ll watch it when I write a post about the best and worst animated films this year. Don’t see this being more than a modest hit.
I don’t even think it’ll be a modest hit.
Oh yeah, Frozen is released in 3 weeks, and it will be even more overshadowed.
When I saw the trailer, I didn’t have high hopes for this film. I couldn’t understand why the idea was compelling enough to make a film. So I had planned to skip.
That’s probably a good decision.