The preliminary tracking isn’t looking good for Speed Racer. The movie opened on May 9th to less than impressive numbers. With Warner Bros counting on Speed Racer to be one of their summer blockbusters, I’m sure they are disappointed. It’s still a bit too early to tell if the $100 million dollar production cost will be made back by ticket sales.
As a fan of anime, it’s also a bit disappointing to see such a classic anime film to fail in the mainstream box office. I grew up watching old Speed Racer episodes, and I welcome every attempt at bringing anime to the mainstream. Do you plan on seeing Speed Racer? Hollywood Reporter via G4