Despite a ton of marketing, the Wachowski Brothers’ latest film, Speed Racer, didn’t generate a lot of attention this weekend, coming in second to Iron Man. What’s worse, it didn’t make even half what reigning box office champ did, only $20 million to Iron Man’s $50 million.
So the question stands: Was Iron Man’s word-of-mouth just that good, or was Speed Racer just that bad? Or, worse yet, are the Wachowski Brothers merely one-hit wonders?
[Update 05-13-2008] It appears the numbers for Speed Racer were too high. It’s been adjusted down to $18 Million, putting it in 3rd place behind “What Happens in Vegas.”