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Mystery Men


The Numbers Rating: 9.50 (4 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $29,762,011
International Box Office$3,700,000
Worldwide Box Office$33,462,011
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Production Budget:$68,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 6th, 1999 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: January 11th, 2000 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language, violence and brief crude humor
Keywords: Dark Horse Comics
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Running Time:120 minutes
Alternative TitleMystery Men

Review by Nonia Bidness

UGH

Pros: good cast
Cons: NOT FUNNY! WEAK HUMOR!

Oh man, I wanted to like this movie! The stars were all people who I consider to be very funny or at least good at their craft, and the concept was promising for a real funny film.

What a disappointment! The humor was weak, the gags very puny, and I just don't get off to fart jokes that much, you know? I think that left me in the second grade or so.

I really gave this one the benefit of the doubt all the way through, trying to force myself to laugh, hey maybe it would actually catch and I would start to guffaw for real. No such luck.

But better luck next time, guys... I think you could do some work and come up with something worth watching. Meanwhile, trash this one!

Viewing format: DVD
Video Occasion: Better than watching TV
Laughs: I smiled... once
Recommends to friends? No

Nonia Bidness February 7th, 2000

Cast

Ben Stiller    Mr. Furious
Hank Azaria    Blue Raja
William H. Macy    Shoveler
Paul Reubens    The Spleen
Claire Forlani    Monica
Wes Studi    The Sphinx
Janeane Garofalo    The Bowler
Kel Mitchell    Invisible Boy
Geoffrey Rush    Cassanova Frankenstein
Lena Olin    Dr. Anabel Leek
Tom Waits    Dr. Heller
Greg Kinnear    Captain Amazing
Jennifer Lewis   
Eddie Izzard    Tony Pompadour
Pras   
Artie Lange    Big Red
Joel McCrary   
Lucas Meyers    Citizen Kane
Stacey Travis    Wonder Woman
Dawn Marie Warnock    Dead Woman's Daughter
Michael Bay    Frat Boy
Monet Mazur    Becky Beaner
Dane Cook    Waffler
Ned Bellamy    Funk
Jenifer Lewis    Lucille, The Shoveler's Wife
Doug Jones    Pencilhead

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/08/06 6 $10,017,865   2,136 $4,690   $10,017,865 3
1999/08/13 8 $4,712,405 -53% 2,142 $2,200   $19,332,670 10
1999/08/20 11 $2,716,045 -42% 1,954 $1,390   $24,459,175 17
1999/08/27 19 $1,012,530 -63% 983 $1,030   $26,868,815 24
1999/09/03 22 $1,085,370 +7% 759 $1,430   $28,676,875 31
1999/09/10 24 $403,065 -63% 502 $803   $28,901,380 38
1999/09/17 31 $219,650 -46% 382 $575   $29,219,895 45
1999/09/24 28 $187,038 -15% 337 $555   $29,475,790 52
1999/10/01 34 $126,020 -33% 240 $525   $29,655,590 59
1999/10/08 48 $60,490 -52% 106 $571   $29,762,011 66

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/08/06 5 $3,335,000   2,132 $1,564   $3,335,000 1
1999/08/07 6 $3,680,000 +10% 2,132 $1,726   $7,015,000 2
1999/08/08 7 $2,990,000 -19% 2,136 $1,400   $10,017,865 3
1999/08/09 6 $1,217,520 -59% 2,136 $570   $11,235,385 4
1999/08/10 7 $1,249,560 +3% 2,136 $585   $12,484,945 5
1999/08/11 7 $1,100,040 -12% 2,136 $515   $13,584,985 6
1999/08/12 7 $1,025,280 -7% 2,136 $480   $14,610,265 7
1999/08/13 8 $1,460,000 +42% 2,140 $682   $16,070,000 8
1999/08/14 8 $1,885,000 +29% 2,140 $881   $17,955,000 9
1999/08/15 8 $1,392,000 -26% 2,142 $650   $19,332,670 10
1999/08/16 8 $610,470 -56% 2,142 $285   $19,933,140 11
1999/08/17 8 $664,020 +9% 2,142 $310   $20,597,160 12
1999/08/18 8 $599,760 -10% 2,142 $280   $21,196,920 13
1999/08/19 8 $546,210 -9% 2,142 $255   $21,743,130 14
1999/08/20 11 $803,000 +47% 1,954 $411   $22,546,000 15
1999/08/21 11 $1,122,000 +40% 1,954 $574   $23,668,000 16
1999/08/22 11 $791,000 -30% 1,954 $405   $24,459,175 17
1999/08/23 11 $351,720 -56% 1,954 $180   $24,810,895 18
1999/08/24 11 $381,030 +8% 1,954 $195   $25,191,925 19
1999/08/25 11 $341,950 -10% 1,954 $175   $25,533,875 20
1999/08/26 11 $322,410 -6% 1,954 $165   $25,856,285 21
1999/08/27 18 $292,000 -9% 730 $400   $26,148,000 22
1999/08/28 18 $427,000 +46% 730 $585   $26,575,000 23
1999/08/29 18 $295,000 -31% 983 $300   $26,868,815 24
1999/08/30 18 $113,045 -62% 983 $115   $26,981,860 25
1999/08/31 19 $117,960 +4% 983 $120   $27,099,820 26
1999/09/01 20 $98,300 -17% 983 $100   $27,198,120 27
1999/09/02 20 $93,855 -5% 983 $95   $27,291,975 28
1999/09/06 20 $258,060   759 $340   $28,376,875 32