- Mar 21, 2015
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Mr. Strohmeier: If I may ask, what is the holdup, besides money, in restoring "Brothers Grimm." Thanks!
The fact that it's with WB I would think.
If it belonged to Cinerama 100%, I expect they would have worked with David Strohmaier and done everything conceivable to get it done to the highest possible standard on an appropriate budget, and I would guess it'd probably outsell every other Cinerama title they have released through Flicker Alley to date.
But let's just have reality, shall we? Cheerleading is fun, sure, but keep it real. Brothers Grimm was the 15th highest grossing film of 1962, if you believe Wikipedia. It grossed approximately 8.9 million dollars on a budget of 6.25 - that makes it a flop, I'm afraid, and a rather large one.
That is still a substantial gross for the time. The fact they lost money on it decades ago is only a function of it being such a lavish and elaborate production on a major budget. A film that sold that many tickets, that was seen by that many people, is a film that will still be of interest today.