(Would "James Dean Ambrose" have worked? There has to be something here.)
Dean Ambrose stars in a WWE movie starting filming this month, according to a Variety article transparently planted by WWE Films. The movie is called "Lockdown", a TNA name. It's good cop Dean locked in a police department with evil cops, so it sounds especially cheap to film.
I hope it's good and actually sounds like a role that might work for him, but it also just occurred to me that the "filming this month" part is really strange. Wasn't the explanation for not doing Ambrose/Rollins last month was because they were stretching it out for three months? Filming a movie soon would seem to preclude Ambrose from being around for Night of Champions - there's now a chance he gets written out even as soon as SummerSlam, if you're predicting things - which would make the feud "no match -> heel wins in a match hurt by the stip -> we don't have a big blow off match for our important show????" Either Dean's going back and forth from the movie and WWE (which hasn't been happening with other recent movies) or someone's messed up here.
the Miz versus Dean Ambrose feud when Ambrose returns is going to be superb.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoDoes WWE Films make any money for the company, or does it just drain focus and resources from the main product which could make them more money if they put all their energy into it?
Below is an update on the performance of WWE Studios
Christmas Bounty grossed $4.1 million in revenue, with OIBDA of $600,000 (Production costs for the film were $3.7 million)
The Call grossed $300,000, with OIBDA of $300,000 (Production costs for the film were $1 million) *** Not all revenue has been recieved. WWE forecasts a further $1 million will be received.
No One Live grossed $900,000 in revenue, losing $800,000 on OIBDA (Production costs for the film were $2.2 million)
The Marine 3 Homefront grossed $100,000 in revenue - they are still waiting on remainder of revenue for the movie to come. They are forecasting a break even (Production costs for the film were $1.5 million)
No revenue has been recorded yet for 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded. They are expecting a loss of around $100,000. (Production costs for the film were $1.5 million)
Dead Man Down revenue has also not been received, however they are forecasting a massive loss of $4.7 million.
In updates from prior year movies which have received added revenue in 2012
Barricade has grossed $1.2 million in revenue, losing $4 million in OIBDA
The Day grossed $200,000 in revenue, and $200,000 in OIBDA
No Holds Barred grossed $700,000 in revenue, and $300,000 in OIBDA
Bending The Rules was a complete disaster, grossing $1 million and losing $5.4 million in OIBDA.
The division as a whole lost $12.744 million in 2013, $5.457 million in 2012, and $29.375 million in 2011
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
What about Oculus? That seems to have been the biggest film they produced/distributed. I have to chuckle at the fact that the Miz's "big Hollywood hit" that he keeps talking at is barely a break-even deal...
I've been watching WWE Extreme all along, and it was nice (for this show) to get back to it's own stories, rather than part of the WrestleMania hype juggernaut. Oh yes, Stevie "Stevie Richards still works for WWE?