Second weekend out, Watchmen made 18.1 million, a drop-off of nearly 66% from the previous week. The actual sales figure is not horrible, but in comparison to what it had done the week before, it's pretty telling. It's a good film, not a great film. And it just goes too far into a culture that Hollywood thought was more pervasive.
I read a quote from Patton Oswalt (I like the "nerd mafia" idea) that, while a little more explicit in his gratefulness to Zack Snyder, does reflect my feelings on what he attempted: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=67077201&blogId=475266763.
Looking forward to the DVD!