The French: Truly Our Intellectual Superiors

What part of "Mustaches are hilarious!" don't the French understand?Courtesy of Paramount

Hot Rod — the recent stinker from Andy Samberg, the SNL star best known for concealing his penis in a cardboard container — is a flop, domestically having grossed just $13.5 million since its August 3 release. But overseas it did even worse, pulling in just $636 in France. Frommer's estimates that a movie ticket in Paris costs $10.50, which means only about 60 people saw it. We'd estimate that at least 50 of them were American college students studying abroad, and the other ten were probably Frenchmen that thought they'd bought tickets to a porno.

Hot Rod (2007) [Box Office Mojo]
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