Box Office - Decade at a Glance: May - August 2005
By Michael Lynderey
October 27, 2009
The rest of August doled out three modest hits - John Singleton's thriller Four Brothers gave Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese a decent vehicle ($74 million total), Red Eye broke out Rachel McAdams as a solo star ($57 million), and Kate Hudson's The Skeleton Key was another PG-13 horror thriller that did pretty well ($47 million) - and at least this time, the movie wasn't awful.
But awful is as awful does, and with that in mind, we get into the rest of August - movies like Rob Schneider's Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo ($22 million total), underground monster-fest The Cave ($15 million), the perfectly self-describing Supercross: The Movie ($3 million), and an Ashlee Simpson vehicle (Undiscovered... $1 million). The month ended with The Brothers Grimm, Terry Gilliam's long-delayed, $80 million-budget fantasy with Heath Ledger and Matt Damon. Ledger would return to critical prominence in the fall, but it didn't quite happen with this movie, which was generally dismissed by critics as an oddity and saddled with a $37 million total. Once again, a Gilliam film had trouble connecting with audiences; it wasn't the first time, and it seems pretty likely that it won't be the last.