Credit: Deadline Hollywood Daily
With the Easter weekend numbers coming in and Grindhouse only making $12 million at the box office, it’s evident that there are some unhappy people.
Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Company which released the film is said to be already thinking of taking some drastic measures. That includes taking the old-style double feature and separating it into two independent films. Weinstein has suggested taking Death Proof and Planet Terror splitting them up, adding some deleted footage, and re-releasing them in the United States.
The film is said to top off at right around three hours and 15 minutes in length which could very well have contributed to the low numbers.
Weinstein already intends to split the two films up for the international release with Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof coming out first and then Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror to follow four to five months later.
“First of all, I’m incredibly disappointed. We tried to do something new and obviously we didn’t do it that well,” Weinstein said. “It’s just a question of how is it going to hang in there. But we could split the movies in a couple of weeks. Make Tarantino’s a full-length film, and Rodriguez’s too. We’ll be adding those ‘two missing reels’ that’s talked about in the movie.”
This split of the film is not yet concrete, but seems possible it could happen. Stay tuned to Popcorn Junkies for more on this as it develops.