Dead or Alive movie DOA at BO

The movie of the fighting game series is reported to have taken a measly $260,713 in its opening weekend in North America.DOA: Dead or Alive the film adaptation of the popular Tecmo series, was shown at 505 movie theatres across North America after its release in the region on June 15. On its debut...

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The movie of the fighting game series is reported to have taken a measly $260,713 in its opening weekend in North America.

DOA: Dead or Alive the film adaptation of the popular Tecmo series, was shown at 505 movie theatres across North America after its release in the region on June 15. On its debut last weekend, Box Office Guru reporter Gitesh Pandya deduces this adds up to a "pathetic" $516 average per screen. The site adds that the film was released "to little fanfare," and "should see most of its business on DVD."

The movie had an estimated production budget of $21 million; it was directed by Corey Yuen and written by J. F. Lawton and Adam and Seth Gross. It starred Jaime Pressly as Tina Armstrong, Devon Aoki as Kasumi, Sarah Carter as Helena Douglas, and Holly Valance as Christie Allen.

DOA: Dead or Alive tells the story of a group of fighters invited to a martial arts contest, including four women who decide to team up and work together rather than compete as rivals. The movie was filmed during May and July 2005, and has already been released back in September 2006 in the UK (where it took £224,786 on its opening weekend), and in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and most of Europe.

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