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Tale of the flop: BloodRayne at the box office

It was a bad idea to make a movie about a game that's greatest moment was a pixelated Playboy spread in October 2004. In any event, Uwe Boll's latest masterpiece, BloodRayne, has grossed a dismal $2.4 million in three weeks of release—and this is a film that cost just under $50 million to market and produce. BloodRayne made appearances in only half of the theatres Boll had aimed for, with 600 of those theatres dropping the movie after its first week of release. Only 56 theatres were still showing the film this past weekend.

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