I haven’t even seen Hatchet and already it has taken up more dedicated posts on this site than any other film in memory. Recap, shall we: I was a jerk about the poster. I questioned Adam Green’s comments that the buzz was swarming. I explained my not being there. Not to mention various trailer postings and what not.
Now the real question is, just how did Hatchet do at the Box Office? At my last count it was only playing in less than 60 theaters nationwide, but even still, one would expect some kind of numbers to be reported, no? I’m not even making fun of the movie at this point, I am genuinely curious as to what kind of business it did.
It goes unmentioned in Box Office Mojo’s breakdown. After searching, the only blog posts I can find referring to the issue are in reference to the exact absence of numbers I am in search of. The only thing I can find is some radio DJ named Steve Mason and his "Fantasy Moguls Estimates", which claim Hatchet earned $92,500 over the last three days.
Now I feel kind of bad about not going to Baltidome…