5 Things That Went From Buzz to Bust

The message of this page is, Beware all hype. Here are five phenomena that captivated the media for a spell, then turned out to be less than huge. Our bad

SNAKES ON A PLANE, AUDIENCE DISEMBARKS

When the words Snakes on a Plane hit the Internet, you could almost hear the hisses of delight. Net users celebrated the old-school cheesiness of the movie's premise and urged the studio, New Line Cinema, to amp up the film's violence. But like snakes, Internet hype can't be tamed, and like flying, it's not that easy to get right. When Snakes finally opened, it was box-office venom, taking in a mere $34 million, not even half of cheapie horror flick Saw III.

IF HE DID IT

Twelve years after his wife and her friend were murdered, O.J....