How much is a high-profile appearance from Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan worth to a movie? About $15 million, it turns out, which is what Scary Movie 5 made over the weekend, and shoved-out former Scary Movie impresario Marlon Wayans couldn't be happier about it.
Scary Movie, written by Marlon and Shawn Wayans (and other co-writers), directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans and starring Shawn and Marlon was a huge hit back in 2000; 2001's follow-up Scary Movie 2 was less so.
Scary Movie's studio pushed out the Wayans family for 2003's Scary Movie 3 and they've been absent ever since. Marlon Wayans, apparently, wasn't too happy about it.
But he did enjoy Scary Movie 5 opening last weekend to an anemic $15.2 million. Scary Movie 4 debuted in 2006 to $40 million, MTV reports.
When TMZ asked Marlon Wayans on Sunset Boulevard if he'd seen Scary Movie 5, the star laughed and said "Why?" and "Has anybody?"
Then he sobered up a bit, said he had "love for Scary Movie, it's a franchise we created," and with the release of January's A Haunted House he hoped to create a new franchise.
"I was sad for the outcome of Scary Movie," he said. "But you know what? They'll be back."
Seems like quite a change from January, when TMZ asked Wayans if he still gets residuals from the first two Scary Movies, and he said when he does get checks, he wipes his butt with and pees on them, right?
But no. Wayans followed up his "They'll be back" comment with this: "That was the most politically correct answer I could give you. Part of me wanted to go WHOOO! F**k you, baby!" he howled, flipping off the camera.
Wayans also got in a cheap shot about Kevin Hart, the star of Scary Movies 3 and 4. When asked if he'd heard about Hart's DUI, Wayans cracked that the 5'2" Hart is so little, "the size of a penis," so it only takes a sip of alcohol to get him drunk.
Stick to the Scary Movie cracks, eh, Marlon Wayans? The body-snarking doesn't suit you.
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