Director: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, Jason Eisener
Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Bell, Vanessa Ferlito, Naveen Andrews, Fergie, Bruce Willis
Budget: $53 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $25 million
How did this fail? Two great directors, two great films, a slew of great fake trailers, all for the price of one. It's brilliant!
Granted, Robert Rodriquez's film, Planet Terror, was the more successful effort, with Death Proof dragging on for far too long. In fact, that was probably the problem: getting patrons into a movie that would keep them there for nearly three hours. It's working today for Batman, but without a bankable franchise behind it, Grindhouse came up short.
Of course, this was destined to be a cult object from the start, and now fans can brag about who saw it in theaters and who had to wait for the DVD.