Recently spared from a straight-to-DVD release
, the Dead or Alive
movie limped into theaters this weekend without anyone much noticing or caring. The film earned $232,200 from 505 screens, finishing the weekend behind months-old thriller Disturbia
and art house favorite La Vie en Rose
. It's a sad day for our country when audiences would rather watch a subtitled French love story than see girls in bikinis kicking each other.
Given the reviews, it's not that surprising that audiences stayed away in droves. Rotten Tomatoes' rating page
, which gives the movie a score of 46 percent, is punctuated with quotes like "unquestionably brain dead" and "a genuinely terrible film." And those are from some of the good reviews.