The official numbers are in, and ‘Speed Racer’ loses the number 2 spot in the box office to ‘What Happens in Vegas.’ The latter took in a total of $20.2 mil domestically, with ‘Speed Racer’ totally $18.6 million, a few mil shy of WB’s end of the weekend estimates.
It doesn’t really come to a shock, as like we spoke about on last weeks LR Live, ‘Speed Racer,’ was going to be a tough sell to audiences, as it didn’t look like it could connect to kids or adults. WB, the Wachowski Brothers, and Joel Silver are no doubt sharing a couple drinks with their heads hanging low, as the film must’ve cost well over $100 million dollars to make. Not pouring salt in any wounds, but, ‘What Happens in Vegas’ had a budget around $35 million. Just sayin….