The US opening for Blood: The Last Vampire has taken its toll upon unsuspecting American fans, the movie snatching some 103,000 USD from being screened across 20 theaters. Obviously, compared to today's blockbusters (the likes of Transformers 2 & co.), Blood seems to have earned poorly, but after some simple mathematics we'll get no less than 5,150 USD average income per screening (for the weekend of 10-12 July), which is hardly something bad.
Perhaps Samuel Goldwin Films, a sublabel of Sony Pictures and also the handler of distribution rights for Blood: The Last Vampire, should have tried a more wide approach towards the American public - 20 theaters are, any way you look at it, too few places to squeeze in the vast number of people who would have wanted to see the movie. Perhaps in the near future, they will consider another screen fest, who knows.
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