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MacGruber Bombs, SNL Movie Curse Lives On

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It was naive to think it could turn out any other way, marketing gimmicks, the show’s resurgence, and Will Forte be damned. The latest Saturday Night Live skit-turned-feature film is crashing and burning, taking in a paltry $1.5 million at the box office on Friday, leaving the action parody unlikely to crack $5 million for the weekend. Not quite It’s Pat numbers — the total domestic gross of that film sits at $60,822, according to Box Office Mojo — but still struggling to be in the same league as The Ladies Man. In other words, MacGruber makes Coneheads look like a comic-book sequel.

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