While further cementing its critical reputation with occasional high-profile prestige images such as Alfonso Cuarón's Roma Netflix's insatiable hunger for new content means it inevitably serves many bombs when it comes to it his "original" films. The streaming service's willingness to help large-scale studios unload films that are not sure that they'll be warmly welcomed in theaters will not help. Projects such as Paramount's The Cloverfield Paradox and the international release of Alex Garland's Annihilation at low prices.
Yet there are limits: For a tweet from The Wrap s Alonso Duralde – and rumors this week was reported to Deadline . Apparently, Sony recently knocked on the door of the company and asked if they would be interested in a cheap price for a new Will Ferrell / John C. Reilly comedy. Seems like child's play, right?
But as it turns out, we can now add "so bad, not even Netflix wanted it" to Holmes & Watson's & # 39; s list of derailments; Although the parody led by Etan Cohen had recently fled thanks to the kind heart of 2 (out of 42) critics from the 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes jail, their early test results appeared to be so negative that the streaming service was unable to do so making a Netflix original so that it stood at a level somewhere below such cinematographic lights as The Ridiculous 6 Mute and Bright .
In the end, Sony came up with another option that was annoyingly somehow working: the company decided not to watch the movie before its debut at Christmas, and made sure there were many movie-hungry viewers who liked to go to the studio went some cash in exchange for a bit in a dark room away from their families. Although the film has still not nearly recaptured its budget (reportedly $ 42 million), it has still earned a respectable $ 12.5 million last week and is expected to perform reasonably well over the weekend. Mere flop "from the" direct cash bomb "that it probably deserves.
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