Poll Results: Favorite “Box Office Bust” Guilty Pleasure

John Carter

– John Carter: 4 votes
– Death to Smoochy: 3 votes
– Heaven’s Gate: 3 votes
– Howard the Duck: 3 votes
– Speed Racer: 3 votes
– Battlefield Earth: 2 votes
– Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within: 2 votes
– Sahara: 2 votes
– The Adventures of Pluto Nash: 1 vote
– Hudson Hawk: 1 vote
– The Green Lantern: 1 vote
– Ishtar: 1 vote
– The Postman: 1 vote
– 3000 Miles to Graceland: 1 vote

The write-ins:
– Blade Runner: 1 vote

So much variety! For a while, it was looking like we might have a 4-or-5 way tie for first place. Disney’s 2012 bomb, John Carter, seems to have its fair share of fans, and it has received a better reception — 6.6 on IMDB, 51% Rotten Tomatoes — than many of the other films on this list. Suppose I might give it a shot after all.

This Week’s Poll: Over the weekend I had a bit of a movie mini-marathon, and one of the biggest highlights was the 1940 classic, His Girl Friday (for my project, so expect a post soon). The rapid-fire dialogue had me hooked right away, and it was so much fun watching Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell play off each other. Grant has long been one of my favorite “classic” actors, so it’s surprising that it took me this long to finally watch it. This week’s poll is related to Mr. Grant, specifically: what are your TWO favorite Cary Grant films?

Have a great week!

11 thoughts on “Poll Results: Favorite “Box Office Bust” Guilty Pleasure

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Great poll result, had a feeling John Carter would be in top place. Its nowhere near as bad a film as I thought it would be, its quite fun, and the special effects are great.

  2. Gary Smith says:

    Damn! Didn’t vote last week and totally would have voted for Death to Smoochy (an all-time favorite film of mine). Haven’t seen John Carter.

    This week, I went with Arsenic and Old Lace and Bringing Up Baby, in that order. I find both to be hilarious. Grant was a great actor, but I really prefer his comedic movies more than anything else he did.

    • Eric @ The Warning Sign says:

      I have a soft spot for Death to Smoochy as well. I haven’t seen it in years, but I remember really enjoying it back then.

      Those are two Grant movies I haven’t seen, unfortunately. I nearly included both of them in my project but ultimately went with His Girl Friday. Will have to check them out soon anyway.

  3. jackdeth72 says:

    Hi, Eric:

    Pleasant surprised that ‘John Carter’ walked away with the poll.

    Cary Grant is always a toughie.

    Comedic timing and slap stick prat falls: Arsenic and Old Lace

    Being in charge: Only Angels Have Wings.

    Romance/Intrigue: Charade.

  4. Morgan R. Lewis says:

    North by Northwest and Notorious are the only two on the list I’ve seen, but they’re both great films, so that works out OK. Of course, there’s a lot on the list that I want to see, His Girl Friday among them.

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