Will 'The Three Stooges' Make Any Money for The Farrelly Brothers?

Posted 6:31 PM April 3rd, 2012 by Binh Ngo
The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges is coming to theaters next week so the cast and crew are doing the rounds to promote the movie. They'll have their work cut out for them because, so far, the movie is projected to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $10-$15 million in its opening weekend, for a cumulative domestic gross in the high thirties.

That may spell trouble for Bobby and Peter Farrelly, the directors of the movie, because in order for them to get this movie made, they essentially didn't take any salary for a chance at a larger backend, which one point is donated to the families of the original Three Stooges.

Here's what Peter Farrelly said to Deadline's Mike Fleming:

"We were having a hard time getting this made and loved it so much that we took a page out of Todd Phillips' playbook for The Hangover. We said, we'll do it for free, just give us a bigger back end. That got their attention."

The movie was made for $36 million, so if the box office projection above is within the ballpark, the Farrelly Brothers won't get paid for their work on The Three Stooges.

It's not as bad as it sounds though. There's always the overseas box office. I suspect The Three Stooges will be a bigger hit abroad than here, but the question is, how big.

Bobby and Peter Farrelly will reunite with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for Dumb and Dumber 2. That movie will shoot this September.

Binh Ngo's Latest Blog Entries:

Whatever designs producer Avi Lerner and Sylvester Stallone have for Sigourney Weaver in The ExpendaBelles, the female-led Expendables spinoff, she won't be...
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to board J.C. Chandor's diaster pic Deepwater Horizon, according to Deadline. He would play one the No. 2 manager on the oil drilling...
Fredrik Bond, the Charlie Countryman helmer, has been tapped to direct London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, THR has...
Ant-Man has begun filming in San Francisco, Marvel announces in a press release on Monday. The movie will also film in Atlanta, Georgia, which will serve as...
We talk Robin Williams, Aquaman, and TMNT on this week's Download. Come and join in on the discussion. Binh: Robin Williams left us on Monday. I'm sure you're...

The Three Stooges Photo Gallery

More The Three Stooges News

Comments

About Binh Ngo

Binh Ngo's picture

Binh previously worked with Senh Duong on RottenTomatoes.com as its Editor-in-Chief. They reteam for the sequel which promises more action, more laughs, and more drama.

RSS Feed   Subscribe to RSS Feed