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Remember when Austin Powersdominated most summer movies? How often do you find yourself getting sucked into Spaceballs or Airplane! on TV?
Now you ask yourself the same question about BASEketball, Disaster Movie, andMacGruber. Even if you do remember those, you likely don't want to. There's an even stronger likelihood, based on their box office results, that you never even saw them.
Granted, the spoof genre has never been a consistent success. Even during the hey-day of the legendary Mel Brooks, his success with films like History of the World, Part I (one of the two original modern-day spoofs and earner of a solid $31.7 million in 1981), Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men In Tights spawned a number of imitators that many never heard about.