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The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure Bombs at Box Office

Submitted by on September 3, 2012 – 1:15 pm Comments

"The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure" Last weekend, “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” came out in theaters. Do you have any idea what that is? Neither does the majority of the United States. The movie was released in over 2,000 theaters in the United States, and only made $448,131 since opening August 29th, 2012. Nearly a half million may seem like a lot of money to some of us, but when you break it down, that amount means that the film made only $207 per theater. This adds up to about thirty people sitting in each theater that the film was playing in.

So what exactly is “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure?” The film tells the story of Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, the Oogieloves, who work with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window, and Ruffy to plan the best birthday party ever for their friend Schluufy. The planning gets a bit messy when J. Edgar loses five magical balloons of Lovelyloveville. The Oogieloves must find the balloons and bring them back before the party starts.

The film was marketed as interactive and has full-bodied puppets. It was made to encourage kids and their parents to sing and dance along in the theaters. The movie has some familiar names with Toni Braxton, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Cary Elwes, Cloris Leachman, Maya Stange, and Jaime Pressly. This is the first film to be released by Romar 41 Inc. since Uwe Boll’s “BloodRayne.”

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“The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” cost $20 million to make and another $40 million was spent to market the film. Box Office Mojo said that the film needed to earn at least $5 million  to avoid being called a legendary flop. But, odds are, the film won’t make it that far. "The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure"

Maybe the film will be able to make some of it’s money back. I’m sure it will develop a bit of a cult status for all the wrong reasons. The film has a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes right now. All of this has happened despite the huge marketing push by Kenn Viselman, the man who was instrumental in bringing “Teletubbies” to American television.

When you think about it though, the film will most likely appeal to the very young viewers… most of which are either too young to take to the movies, or they even get in for free. Maybe the film will have some better luck once it releases on DVD or Blu Ray, then parents can bring the “Oogieloves” to the viewers.

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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