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Magicians Praise ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ For Making Movie Audiences Disappear

In what is being called the greatest magic trick since David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear, magician Burt Wonderstone did the seemingly impossible when he made audiences nationwide disappear from movie theaters this past weekend resulting in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” opening to a dismal $10.3 million.

Like any great magician, Wonderstone refused to reveal the secret of the disappearing audience members, but magic experts believe a predictable screenplay, the lack of laughs in the film’s trailer, and that fact Jim Carrey hasn’t been a major boxoffice draw in over a decade, may have played a key role in the vanishing audience trick.

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Magician Burt Wonderstone sits in an empty theater after making millions of moviegoers nationwide disappear.

“I always wanted to be a magician growing up, but getting to star as a magician in a movie that no one wanted to see is almost as good,” Wonderstone told Hollywood & Swine.  “At least now I know the only thing teens think is lamer than magicians, is a broad comedy about magicians.”

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” also extends Warner Bros. losing streak at the boxoffice to five including, “Gangster Squad” “Bullet to the Head,” “Beautiful Creatures” and “Jack the Giant Slayer,” making it currently the second most impressive streak this year, only to be outdone by the Miami Heat’s current 22-game winning streak.

Warner Bros executives became extremely nervous about the chances for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” at the boxoffice after they sent the film’s stars, Steve Carell and Carrey to perform magic at a 13-year-old boy’s birthday party in San Diego last week.  According to executives in attendance, the actors’ magic act underwhelmed partygoers, who were more interested in figuring out why Jim Carrey looked familiar to them, and if Steve Carell regretted quitting “The Office,” after he watched the first cut of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

In related news, famed illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine, who once spent 63 hours encased in a box of ice, will attempt the unthinkable next week, when he tries to sit through multiple showings of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” in one day.

  • film_fan

    why does the writer of this article take some blame at jim carrey?….hasnt been a box office draw in a decade?…like has the writer even did any research for the article??? bruce almighty was a huge hit, fun with dick and jane atleast doubled its budget, yes man was a hit that made almost 250 million on a 70 million budget, horton hears a who was a hit, mr poppers penguins made a 170 million on a 55 million budget…sure hes had some duds in there aswell, but what actor hasnt?..to say he isnt a draw anymore is not true, cuz most of his films have made money in the last decade…and besides, this was a steve carrell movie and jim was barely even in it…but when he was on screen, he totally stole the show and proved once again why he is one of the greatest comediens ever….so for you to single out jim carrey is complete nonsense

    • Lenny Toledo

      I agree with film fan. Like, that utter nonsense is inconsistent with the rest of the article.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQ665KYT63TJAO5MZY4A5O4TMQ terry2u

    Jim Carrey certainly didn’t do himself any favors by poking a ridicule stick at Charlton Heston, Gun Owners and Country Music Listeners. Whoever told him that the video would be a great idea for his career, should be fired. He may have just committed career suicide. I’ve just added him to my “Do Not Watch” list. Besides, who wants to see a movie about magicians anyway.