Thank you, Lord! In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale has flopped, taking in only $950,000 on Friday, January 11, 2008. That means the movie, according to Box Office Prophets, should only make about $2.5 over the three-day weekend.
Why I am so happy? Well, as you probably know, the movie is directed by Uwe Boll, the worst director in the history of cinema. Uwe Boll’s movies suck beyond belief, and I’m sure In the Name of the King is no different.
I was worried, however. The movie has a better cast (Jason Statham, for instance) than some of his other pictures, and the production values seem higher. As far as the movie trailers go, the marketing team did a pretty good job in making the movie look halfway decent; while it doesn’t look great, the trailer is cohesive enough to pass the film off as a respectable, B-grade fantasy action picture. I was worried that audiences unaware of Boll’s deadly touch would turn out and give In the Name of the King a $5-$7 million opening, which would just be horrible.
But now my Saturday is better… If the Seahawks beat the Packers, I will be on top of the world!