Summer’s Biggest Film Flops
If you are a producer or actor of a multi-million movie, of course you want people to patronize it to recoup and make some earnings but unfortunately, there are times that things do not go your way. This summer, many big films from the best studios flopped because they are unsuccessful in terms of connecting with the public.
Which movies have underperformed the most this summer? It is time to know. Here is the list:
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
The movie had a great cast with Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron but raunchy comedy is not a thing. The movie made poor returns. It just earned £44 million.
The movie is magical but the returns are not. This is a rare Spielberg flop. It just earned £87 million.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Despite the outstanding cast like Tony Fey, Billy Bob Thornton and Margot Robbie, the movie wasn’t a hit. It is a war-comedy and it underperformed by £17 million.
A Hologram for the King
The set was in Saudi Arabia. It is drama and featured Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks earned billions from previous movies but fans stayed away from his film this time. It underperformed by £3 million.
Melissa McCarthy is famous for her normally box office hits. She is a natural but not this time. The Boss underperformed by £60 million.
Independence Day: Resurgence
The movie underperformed by £292 million. This sounds like a lot but the truth is it did not compensate. It did not make profit if you think about the substantial budget and the marketing costs.
Ice Age: Collision Course
Ice Age films made billions but somehow it lost its control with only £224 million.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
The first Huntsman film only made £300 million but the producers still put their faith on a second film. This time the movie only made £124 million – barely recouping its production costs.
This modern twist of the classic Ghostbuster is another summer flop. The movie only made £139 million. Rumour has it that they lost £54 million.
Alice through the Looking Glass
The fact that it is Johnny Depp didn’t help boost the sales. The first instalment of the movie earned big time but this second instalment only made £233 million.
The Legend of Tarzan
Producers hoped that this film would be a beginning of another franchise but it did not pan out. It only made £258 million. This looks like a lot of money but the producers are struggling with that profit.
Singaporeans love movies but maybe some of these movies are not what we expect. Just keep the faith. Many upcoming movies are worth it.
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