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News: Fastest Indian fails in 'difficult' US market

Discussion in 'Motorcycling News' at netrider.net.au started by ForumBot, May 5, 2006.

  1. NZ favourite "The World's Fastest Indian" appeared to have failed to capture numbers at the box office in the United States and promoters may now be banking on its success in Europe to spur interest in the film.

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  2. Pity, it's a fantastic story and film :(
     
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  3. They wouldnt know a good film if they fell over it.
     
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  4. America - the country where they had to rename the film version of Shakespeare's "Henry V" after it was found Americans were staying away because they hadn't seen Henry 1-4 (sad but true). They probably think "The World's fastest Indian" is a Western.
     
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  5. I can imagine that this would be the sort of film that would require quite a bit of publicity in the states for it to do well. As the article said, its not really the "blockbuster" that obviously does so well over there.

    On the other hand, you'd think Hopkins would have drawn in some interest.

    But it was a great flick.
     
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  6. Its a shame that the American mainstream cinema market is so American focused. Take u-571 for example. A WWII flick about an American sub stealing an Enigma machine from a Nazi sub. Except that incident actually involved the British. The yanks had nothing to do with it, but it was altered for the American market. Regardless of that, I still thought it would do well as it involved some stars of speed week in the US, and its just a bloody good movie!
     
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