An all new feature film from the twisted minds of cult comedy heroes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim ("Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job")! Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime...and the sinister Schlaaang corporation is pissed. Their lives at stake, the guys skip town in search of a way to pay the money back. When they happen upon a chance to rehabilitate a bankrupt mall full of vagrants, bizarre stores and a man-eating wolf that stalks the food court, they see dollar signs - a billion of them. Featuring cameos from Awesome Show regulars and some of the biggest names in comedy today!
||March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures|
||May 8th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment|
||R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, comic violence and drug use.|
(Rating bulletin 2182, 7/27/2011)
||Epilogue, Intertitle, Prologue, Scene in End Credits, Fictionalized Version of Yourself, Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration, Corporate Malfeasance, Gratuitous Cameos, Movie Business|
|Source:||Based on TV|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||2929 Productions, Abso Lutely Productions, Funny of Die, Adam McKay|
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is the second feature-length film based on an Adult Swim TV series. The first was Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. I liked that movie, certainly more than the average critic, but it is rare for a sketch comedy show to make the leap to theaters successfully. Will Billion Dollar Movie be one of the rare exceptions? Or should they have stuck with the TV show?
It's yet another very slow week on the home market. Boy, I feel like a broken record saying that every week, but it is true. It's especially true this week, as I'm having trouble picking out any release that is worth of Pick of the Week. In the end I went with a Doctor Who release. There are three of them coming out this week, but Story 153: The Happiness Patrol is the only one that is truly good, as opposed to the other two, which are weak installments that have a few fans that defend them.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was surprisingly strong during its opening and that helped it win the race on top of the per theater chart with an average of $18,830. The only other two films in the $10,000 club, Being Flynn and Boy, were neck-and-neck at $10,998 and $10,622 respectively.
It's quite a busy week in terms of limited releases with nine films on this week's list. There are a couple that are earning very strong reviews, like Boy and Last Days Here. There are also a couple opening wider than the average limited release, like Paan Singh Tomar and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. Unfortunately, the widest release of the week, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, is also earning some of the weakest reviews of the week.
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