It seems like the producers of The Island are tasting the sour grapes of defeat this summer as they now have to explain why they think this movie failed at the box office.
IMDB.com has the article:
No Man Is an ‘Island’
DreamWorks film execs Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have learned that no man is an island — and neither is any website. Writing on their website last week, the husband-and-wife team blamed the stars of The Island, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson for the film’s quick collapse. “Those are superstars of the future, those two actors, they’re not superstars of the present,” said Parkes. Of Johanson, the two said, “Even lesser television actresses, quite honestly, would have more connection to [the moviegoing] audience.” The remarks did not go unnoticed by Johanson. A spokesman for the actress told the New York Post: “This is a clear-cut example of the producers’ passing the buck and not taking responsibility for their part in making calculated mistakes throughout the film’s marketing.” The Post, citing unnamed insiders, said that the producers were only on the set three times during the movie shoot and were “basically uncontactable” just before it was about to open.
Bullshit, it was poorly advertised and should have been held off till when there wasn’t as much in the theater, like late August or September. The same goes for Stealth.