What is it like when your own film tanks?

Conan, a reimagination of the popular Schwarzenegger franchise, was released last week and tanked. One of the credited screenwriters, Sean Hood, was gracious enough to answer a question on Quora on what it’s like when your film flops at the boxoffice:

A movie’s opening day is analogous to a political election night. Although I’ve never worked in politics, I remember having similar feelings of disappointment and disillusionment when my candidate lost a presidential bid, so I imagine that working as a speechwriter or a fundraiser for the losing campaign would feel about the same as working on an unsuccessful film.

It’s insightful and honest. Read the whole thing here.

What is it like when your own film tanks?
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