Tollin/Robbins' Wild Hogs A Worldwide Hit
Tollin/Robbins' Wild Hogs A Worldwide Hit
One Tree Hill producers Michael Tollin and Brian Robbins’ latest big screen production project, Wild Hogs, has done well in both national and international box offices, having made close to $200 million worldwide. The film opened at the top in various European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia. It stole the number one spot from the British comedy film, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, but its reign was brief, as results from the French box office indicated that Holiday had brought in $2.7 million, well over the expected figure of $800,000.

Despite the poor reviews the film received from critics around the nation, the film has proven to be another successful venture for Tollin and Robbins, who are also credited as executive producers of the popular WB drama series, One Tree Hill. The two producers are the founders of their very own production company aptly called Tollin/ Robbins, and their collaborative efforts have spawned hit shows for the Nickelodeon network, namely All That, The Amanda Show and Kenan & Kel.

Aside from One Tree Hill, Tollin and Robbins also produce the WB hit series, Smallville, which features Tom Welling as the young Superman. They were also the producers of the comedy series, What I Like About You, which starred All That alumnus Amanda Bynes and Beverly Hills 90210 star Jennie Garth.

Their latest film, Wild Hogs, follows the story of four middle-aged men from a suburban neighborhood in Cincinnati, who decide to drive their motorcycles across the country, hoping for a wild adventure. The film stars Tim Allen, William H. Macy, Martin Lawrence and John Travolta, and also boasts of a stellar supporting cast, which includes John C. McGinley, Ray Liotta, Marissa Tomei, Stephen Tobolowsky and Peter Fonda. The film was directed by Walt Becker, and among its other producers are Kristin Burr, Todd Lieberman, Amy Sayres and Sharla Sumpter.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Variety

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