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: My main question having watched Phantom
, beyond the obvious confusion over how Ed Harris and even David Duchovny and William Fichtner agreed to appear in such a murky, low-budget, unengaging submarine thriller, is how exactly this stealth indie is sneaking its way onto 2,000 screens this weekend via some non-studio called RCR? At least that's what Box Office Mojo, via their fallible but still invaluable release schedule, claims: a release on par with Dark Skies
or The Last Exorcism Part II
as a movie I had literally never heard of until two weeks ago. The movie is a dud, the kind of nonstarter that you might expect to find sailing direct to DVD, but with a fake veneer of classiness that comes from employing Harris (who does, along with every other actor, his finest normal American accent playing a Cold War-era Russian). I like to imagine it's listed for 2,000 screens because someone at RCR emailed Box Office Mojo to tell them this figure—assuming that this was also how you book screens, just email Box Office Mojo and let them know how many you want.