Broading the subject of the above-mentioned movies, I can't beleive anybody would think that any of these supposedly zany family movies would make any money. Yes, Kindergarden Cop did well 20 years ago, but that doesn't meant that you can keep turning action tough guys into "fish out of water" kids characters. I can't beleive The Pacifier or anything else of the sort gets made with any expectation of profit.
Same for just about anything with Robin Williams that he isn't trying to be serious in, which is just about more of the above category. RV, License to Wed?? His silly family stuff is almost never successful, and I can't beleive that he keeps getting these roles.
Christmas movies! When will the studios realize that in the past 40 years, the only memorable Christmas movies are the ones that are non-traditional: Christmas Vacation, Bad Santa, Die Hard, A Christmas Story. Yet every year we see more "hilarious" movies about people bickering with each other over Christmas before finally getting along in the end. But year after year, people keep going back to Die Hard.
+1. this is very interesting.