Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Those figures do not include global marketing or the percentage that the movie theater takes as profit participation.
The first film earned more than $100 more than the production budget domestically. The second film hasn't earned even $40 million over production budget.
Paramount didn't spend $190 million on production for this kind of gross.
Maybe if they paid ticket stub rippers $15/hr.
All Redd [Foxx] did all day was coke, grass and ****. . .
So our first network taping, name in big letters right on the set, Redd doesn't arrive at curtain call.
I go back to his dressing room, all I see is the girl doing his hair is sitting on him.
So I see her body, her dress, and his legs.
I say, Redd, don't you know we're on camera?
Redd sticks his head up from between the hairdresser's legs and asks indignantly. . .
"Can't a man relax?"
- Bob Einstein