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Flicks Flashback: Classics 'Never Been Kissed' & 'Girl Next Door' hit milestones

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Over a decade ago two films aimed at teens and young adults both hit theaters (ironically with identical budgets). Neither lit the box office on fire, but both have managed to become a pop culture cult classics that still have a solid life on cable TV and in the DVD collections of most people who went to school during a certain timeframe.

Never Been Kissed
Original Release Date: April 9, 1999
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $25, Opening: $11.8, Total: $55.4 Worldwide: NA

The Girl Next Door
Original Release Date: April 9, 2004
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $25, Opening: $6, Total: $14.5, Worldwide: $18.5

Flicks Facts:

-The drawing of herself that Elisha Cuthbert gives to Emile Hirsch’s character in “The Girl Nex Door” was actually drawn by Cuthbert.

-The director of the porn movie being shot during the end of “The Girl Next Door” is actually director Luke Greenfield.

-When Garry Marshall’s character in “Never Been Kissed” is talking to his staff about “not knowing his own kids,” his real-life daughter Kathleen is actually sitting next to him.

-In “Never Been Kissed,” Leelee Sobieski was originally offered a different role, but instead asked to the less flashier role because she though the character was more interesting.

Other Notable Milestones

1 Year Ago
Original Release Date: April 12, 2013
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $40, Opening: $27.4, Total: $95, Worldwide: NA

Flashback: The legend of Jackie Robinson holds a special place in sports lore and audiences were just as happy to see the big screen version of the story.

5 Years Ago
The Hannah Montana Movie
Original Release Date: April 3, 2009
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $30, Opening: $32.3, Total: $79.5, Worldwide: $169

Flashback: Remember the simpler times?

20 Years Ago
Original Release Date: April 2, 2004
The Line (in millions) – Budget: NA, Opening: $4, Total: $14.8, Worldwide: NA

Flashback: It wasn’t a big hit, but like this week’s spotlight films still appeals to a younger demo.

Next week: Quentin Tarantino wraps his two-part project.


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