A Challenge

disaster-movie.jpgYesterday, I noted that Disaster Movie and Babylon A.D. — which both opened on August 29 — had a horrific combined Rotten Tomatoes score of 4. (As of this writing, it’s up to 5. Somebody’s apparently feeling generous.) Metacritic total: 41.

That got me thinking: Might this be the worst pair of movies ever to debut on the same day?

So I’m on the lookout for a more spectacularly awful pairing. Barring that, what same-release-day two-fer comes closest to this unholy duo?

Help me out in the comments.

How about this pairing? On August 16th, 2002, “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” and “Blue Crush” were released.

I just found these after some light skimming on Wikipedia, so I haven’t really researched or anything. I remember reviews for “Blue Crush” being apathetic at best, but “Nash” was reviled enough to bring down any other mediocre movie that would have opened the same day.

Good thinking on Pluto Nash, which got a 6 on Rotten Tomatoes. But Blue Crush got a 62.

Was there some other crappy movie that opened on that date?

I think you’re SOL on a partner for Pluto Nash. The other movies opening on August 16, 2002, were Possession (64 on Rotten Tomatoes), Mostly Martha (91), and The Last Kiss (73). Openers on August 14 were I’m Going Home (96) and All My Loved Ones (64).

You’re right. Maybe there’s an alternate universe where “Pluto Nash” opened on the same day as, I dunno...how about “Gigli?”

Let’s at least get in the neighborhood.

January 28, 2005: Alone in the Dark (Rotten Tomatoes: 1) and Hide and Seek (13).

September 20, 2002: Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (0) and Trapped (18).

November 24, 2004: Christmas with the Kranks (5) and Alexander (16).

And Pluto Nash (RT: 6) only opened two weeks after The Master of Disguise (2).

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