Hey, what's Freddie Prinze Jr. doing these days? He's (voice-)starring in the new movie Delgo along with Malcolm McDowell and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Unfortunately, Delgo opened last weekend as the worst wide-release premiere ever with barely half a million dollars total on over two thousand screens. The next-worst opening for a movie in a similar number of theaters took in just over $2 million in 2007. Yahoo did the math.
"Delgo" earned a measly $511,920 this weekend on 2,160 screens, not even breaking the top ten. That's an average of $237 per screen for the three days. If you figure there were five screenings a day, and assume ticket prices are about $8, that comes out to two people in the theater per showing. By comparison, the Golden Globe-nominated drama "Doubt" earned roughly the same amount of money, but it was only in 15 theaters.