16 March 2013 11:19 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Warner Bros's Burt Wonderstone is the studio's latest disaster Although the Halle Berry thriller The Call was good news this March 15-17 weekend, Steve Carell and Jim Carrey and their comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone were real bad news for Warner Bros. After all, the comedy budgeted at a relatively modest $30 million will actually have trouble reaching a measly $12 million at the North American box office this weekend. On Friday, Tibw took in $3.72 million at 3,160 sites. In fact, Don Scardino's Wonderstone, which also features Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, and Alan Arkin (coincidentally, a Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for the 2006 family comedy Little Miss Sunshine, mentioned in the previous article) will quite likely be unable to match its budget domestically. Overseas prospects aren't exactly promising, either, as Hollywood comedies tend to perform better in the United States, while neither Carell nor Carrey is a major draw overseas. As for Warner Bros. »

- Zac Gille

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