Jump to content

Surviving Christmas comes out in record time.


ROC
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guess what coming out on DVD in record time?

Surviving Christmas.

According to IMDB,

This movie has the shortest period of time (less than nine weeks) between its theatrical debut and release on video than any other major release film in Hollywood history.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It came out at a horrible time... I remember a lot of people were calling it Surviving Halloween to see if it could make it past Oct. 31... it didn't.

If they released it in theaters last week, I'm sure it would have done a little better... if people are going to see Christmas With the Kranks, they'll see anything.

Ben Affleck needs to learn that you can say no to a script.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They probably should have just released it straight to DVD. Wuld have made more money as word of mouth about the movie is terrible. And yes, Ben Affleck needs to start reading scripts for himself now.

Although he did agree to star in a movie about Texas Hold'em which I will definatly end up seeing. For two reason, 1) to see if he can do better than Matt Damon's "Rounders", and 2) because I love me my Texas Hold 'Em.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, the movie was done last year but wasn't released due to Affleck in Paycheck and Hollywood not wanting to ruin that movie so it HAS been sitting in a vault for a year. The DVD actually HASN'T come out that fast. :)

Well yeah but I think it's refering to the fastest "Theater-to-Home Video" rate. Not the fastest "Production-to-Home Video" rate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

THe funny thing is Christmas with the Kranks(Which is just as bad) is doing MUCH better then Surviving Christmas. It will sure get over 60 + Mill in the B.O. Wrong time to release a crappy movie.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

THe funny thing is Christmas with the Kranks(Which is just as bad) is doing MUCH better then Surviving Christmas. It will sure get over 60 + Mill in the B.O.  Wrong time to release a crappy movie.

Not really the wrong time to release a crappy movie....releasing SC around Christmas wouldn't have given it a CWTK type of run. CWTK is a PG family movie. SC is a PG-13 Ben Affleck movie. :shifty:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

CWTC wasn't an extremely bad movie IMO... Polar Express is still the best christmas movie this year though

And as far as Surviving Christmas is concerned, my mom actually renting it thinking it looked good... I had to bite my lip to not say how horrible it's getting in the reviews but I'll get to judge it myself when I watch it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think just in terms of a family film with a message, i dunno. I saw the movie for free with a friend who works for a movie theater. It was so horrible. Not only did I not laugh once but I was offended about how pro-conformity it was.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How did it draw on the Conservative Christian crowd? I haven't seen the movie, but nothing from the trailer indicates it draws on the Christian origins of the holiday, and if the trailer doesn't indicate it I don't understand how it would have any religious base. Passion of the Christ is one thing; it's actually about a Christian figure, but Santa Claus is a completely corporatized bastardization of 4th century Bishop who was known for his charity and then executed for his faith. Not much of that guy in Santa, or what Christmas With the Cranks suggests to be the essence of Santa.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How did it draw on the Conservative Christian crowd? I haven't seen the movie, but nothing from the trailer indicates it draws on the Christian origins of the holiday, and if the trailer doesn't indicate it I don't understand how it would have any religious base. Passion of the Christ is one thing; it's actually about a Christian figure, but Santa Claus is a completely corporatized bastardization of 4th century Bishop who was known for his charity and then executed for his faith. Not much of that guy in Santa, or what Christmas With the Cranks suggests to be the essence of Santa.

It got GREAT reviews from Christian organizations. And, I guess, Christians trust each other when it comes to watching movies...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How did it draw on the Conservative Christian crowd? I haven't seen the movie, but nothing from the trailer indicates it draws on the Christian origins of the holiday, and if the trailer doesn't indicate it I don't understand how it would have any religious base. Passion of the Christ is one thing; it's actually about a Christian figure, but Santa Claus is a completely corporatized bastardization of 4th century Bishop who was known for his charity and then executed for his faith. Not much of that guy in Santa, or what Christmas With the Cranks suggests to be the essence of Santa.

It got GREAT reviews from Christian organizations. And, I guess, Christians trust each other when it comes to watching movies...

Edited by TheROC-Revolt
Link to comment
Share on other sites

What's funny about Surviving Christmas is that as bad as it apparently is, and as bad word of mouth as it's gotten, and as poorly asit did in the theatre, at the Hollywood Video where I work, we can't KEEP it on the shelf. And we've got 40+ copies of the thing. So who knows?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. To learn more, see our Privacy Policy