16 Oscar Nominees Who Had Their Forgettable Films Unceremoniously Dumped On Oscar Weekend
The other debut this was Snitch featuring The Rock, which opened at number two with a lackluster $13 million. It also featured Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, which represents the kind of irony I love: Oscar winners having their films dumped into theaters on Oscar weekend.
Here are 16 other examples of that.
Vantage Point (Forest Whitaker) -- $22 million
Brooklyn's Finest (Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke) -- $13.5 million
Heartbreakers (Gene Hackman, Sigourney Weaver) -- $11 million
Cursed (Jessie Eisenberg) -- $9.6 million
Man of the House (Tommy Lee Jones) -- $8.9 million
Twisted (Sam Jackson, Andy Garcia) -- $8.9 million
View from the Top (Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo) -- $7.9 million
Drive Angry (Nic Cage) -- $5.1 million
The Astronaut Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen) -- $4.4 million
Be Kind, Rewind (Michel Gondry) -- $4 million