If you’re like most New Yorkers, you spend a lot of time at the movies. In fact, Manhattan alone boasts over 300 places where you can watch a feature film — not bad for a borough encompassing less than 34 square miles! And even with ticket prices at $15 or more these days, stop by any of those theaters on a Friday or Saturday night, and you’ll find nearly every seat taken.
Most of the time, that is.
Then there are the movies that don’t do so well. To wit: “Storage 24,” a British sci-fi/horror flick set at a storage facility that holds the distinction of being the lowest-grossing movie of 2013. “Storage 24” took in a total of $72 in U.S. box office receipts. Not $72 million — not $72,000 — $72.00 In other words, less than it would cost for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and the movies in New York.
We don’t know what could have possibly gone wrong with this movie. In fact, the trailer makes it look half-decent. Perhaps had the storage facility in the film offered a free storage taxi, free package acceptance or a free move… or if there weren’t a giant, slimy monster chasing people around their storage rooms… moviegoers would have responded more positively. In any case, you get all those great features (and no monsters) and more whenever you store with us.
Incidentally, the highest-grossing movie of the year was “Iron Man 3,” which brought in more than $409 million. Maybe the next storage-based film should star Robert Downey, Jr. At least he’d have plenty of space to store his armored suit.
And speaking of movies, the Golden Globe Awards will be handed out this Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8PM on NBC. And the nominees are:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
- 12 Years a Slave
- Captain Phillips
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
- American Hustle
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- The Wolf of Wall Street
Leave us a comment and tell us which ones you’re rooting for… and we’ll see you at the movies!