After disappointing out of the gate, Grindhouse collapsed 63 percent to an estimated $4.2 million. The hyped horror double feature from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez limped to $19.7 million in ten days. |source|
I'm reminded of an episode ten or twelve years ago back in Manhattan, Kansas. A bunch of us went to see a midnight showing of Repo Man and we were the only ones in the theater except for a lone punk sitting in the back row. About thirty seconds into the film the punk yelled, plaintively, "Where is everybody? This is Repo Man!"
1 Of the shaved head, white t-shirt, Doc Martins variety.