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Point Break (1991) opened 30 years ago and didn't do as well as I would have thought

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Considering it's highly referenced in pop culture a lot and it was an action picture with a prime summer release date and had Patrick Swayze fresh off Ghost. Yet it only made 43m domestically and 83m worldwide and only ranked 29th at the domestic box office that year. Guess it was because it was overshadowed by Terminator 2 which opened the previous week, Keanu wasn't established yet, and the ladies didn't like that Patrick Swayze was a villain and all scruffy looking in the movie


fun fact, the final shooting script of this movie was co written by Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron,

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It was in a bad marketplace at the time because of  Terminator 2. 

But take out Ghost, Swayze didn’t have any action blockbusters! Road House is a damn good movie but the film was not a runaway success either two summers prior. Next Of Kin couldn’t crack squat that fall neither. 

The summer of 1991 had too much action films and Point Break’s intended initial audience was at that point over saturated with what was on their plate(Robin Hood, T2, and Backdraft) 

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