In the pantheon of so-bad-it’s good/he can’t be serious can he/what were they thinking/tell me I didn’t just see what I thought I did/is it supposed to look so cheesy? films, GHOST RIDER just managed put a serious Old Testament style ass whoppin’ on SNAKES ON A PLANE, doing something the much-hyped bubble bursting disappointment couldn’t: open.
“Ghost Rider steered a herd of new releases to the highest overall gross the President’s Day four-day holiday weekend has ever seen: an estimated $189 million. After four down weeks, the box office came roaring back with a 21 percent increase over the same frame in 2006 when Eight Below was on top.
Ablaze with a new President’s Day four-day opening record, Ghost Rider rustled up an estimated $51.5 million on around 5,100 screens at 3,619 theaters.
Who would-a guessed that Nick Cage with a flaming skull on a bike would trump Samuel L. Jackson with F bombs and snakes on a plane?