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> Saturday Night Live has been a cultural staple for over 40 years. Building
> memorable characters that audiences would want to see week after week. The
> characters on SNL became so popular that Lorne Michaels finally started
> creating feature films around them. Movies like Wayne's World, The Blues
> Brothers, and Coneheads proved that SNL Characters could translate from small
> to big screen. But over the coming years the popularity started to fade, and
> eventually lead to the death of seeing our favorite Saturday Night Live
> characters on the big screen.
Very silly. There was a less than 10 year period (1993-2000), fueled by
the huge success of Wayne's World, were there were quite a few SNL
movies. That's it. Before Wayne's Worlds, the Blues Brothers was mostly
a /cult/ hit that just barely managed to break the top 10 for 1980,
beating out Ordinary People and Popeye, more than a decade before.
Coneheads was a flop, bringing in only about $20 million in 1993, within
a few dollars of Super Mario Brothers and Another Stakeout compared to
Jurassic Park;s $350M and Mrs Doubtfire's $225M for fist and second
When men talk to their friends, they insult each other. They don't
really mean it. When women talk to their friends, they compliment
each other. They don't really mean it.