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re: What Was the Biggest Monetary Flop?#101
Posted: 9/13/20 at 6:19pm

Jarethan said: "itsjustmejonhotmailcom said: "Jarethan said: "It would be interesting to know what show lost the most, adjusted for inflation, but that is not likely to happen unless some PhD candidate statistician tries to do it (and where would the data be?).


It would just take some googling and simple arithmetic. No PhD stats candidate needed.
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Go for it.
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this site: 750k in 1970 is only 5M today. How much is that in today's dollars?

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re: What Was the Biggest Monetary Flop?#102
Posted: 9/13/20 at 6:45pm

Moving beyond Broadway, The Han Show, Wuhan China with a reported budget of $300 million could possibly top Spiderman. 

If you are not familiar with the show, it is a cirque-style water pageant created Franco Dragone in a custom built theatre designed by the late Mark Fisher where all 2,000 seats move. The traditional proscenium theatre transforms at a critical moment when the orchestra level seats pivot/rotate to become side seats while the entire mezzanine lowers to the ground level, the theatre now in a thrust configuration revealing a giant pool of water at the center.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCK5pWpybe8

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re: What Was the Biggest Monetary Flop?#103
Posted: 9/14/20 at 2:57am

It was epic. Unfortunately, the audience the night I attended didn't understand theater etiquette. Rudely arriving late, trying to get the other members of his party to find him by using his tablet device to flash light on them. I was besides myself at this jerk's sense of entitlement.

I actually traveled to Wuhan to see The Han Show. I saw a pre opening marketing video and was so impressed I hoped that one day I would be able to see a performance. I thought it would never happen.

I was working for IBM at the time and a day or two later, I was asked to fly to Shanghai. I knew it was fate and put in for a few owed vacation days. From Shanghai, I flew to Wuhan. I saw The Han Show and experienced Wanda Movie Park. Both where amazing.

The Han Show was sort of dull before the theater transformation, but soon the theater reconfigured itself and the show got progressively better.

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re: What Was the Biggest Monetary Flop?#104
Posted: 9/20/20 at 2:11pm

Moose Murders

A Play so bad that it closed on broadway the day it premiered 

 

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re: What Was the Biggest Monetary Flop?#105
Posted: 9/20/20 at 4:12pm

Oldies m said: "Moose Murders

A Play so bad that it closed on broadway the day it premiered


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What does that have anything to do with this thread?

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