Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

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  • Directed By: Bob Clark
  • Written By: Steven Paul, Gregory Poppen
  • Release Date: August 27, 2004
  • Domestic Distributor: Sony (Triumph Films)
  • Cast: Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel

Box Office Info:
Budget: $20 millionFinanced by: Crystal Sky; ApolloMedia
Domestic Box Office: $9,219,388Overseas Box Office: $229,256

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The budget for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 was $20 million and it was financed by the German based ApolloMedia and Crystal Sky.   ApolloMedia in the early 2000s seemed hellbent on producing some of the worst movies with a legitimate budget — a sampling of their output: Funky MonkeyExtreme Ops and Fear Dot Com.  Back in 2000, Crystal Sky secured a $400 million equity line to finance 12 pictures, most of which never materialized and their capital was squandered on monstrosities like this.  Crystal Sky’s producing partner Jon Voight, secured himself humiliating roles in this and another godawful kids pic The Karate Dog, which bypassed theaters and premiered on TV.

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 was distributed by Sony, which opted to use the Triumph Films label (mostly for direct to video fare), to keep Sony’s name off this junk.  Baby Geniuses 2 was dated for the slow end of August dumping ground and it landed some of the worst reviews of all time.  It bowed against Hero, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Suspect Zero.

The sequel was expected to pull in similar numbers as the first installment, which opened at $5.6M and legged out to $27.2M.  Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 opened with an awful $3,251,856 — placing #11 for the weekend led by Hero.  Baby Geniuses 2 faded quickly and declined 45% the following weekend to $1,787,386 and sank 53.4% in its third weekend to $833,274.  The domestic run closed with $9,219,388.  Sony would see returned about $5 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover P&A costs.

Superbabies saw a theatrical release overseas in Egypt, Lebanon, Spain and the United Arab Emirates to all of $229,256 and went straight to video in every major market.

Note: For lovers of bad movies, as tempting as it might be, we advise against taking drugs while watching this movie.  Those drugs can be used for so many better things.

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