Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer's Biggest Movie Flops

Summer's Biggest Flops
After the downward spiral of the rebooted "Fantastic Four" movie, nobody thought that it would be followed by several flops, which are even worse off. Unfortunately, some producers just never learned.

Instead of using original materials and sticking to what really works for fans, production companies deliberately promoted feminism and forced the integration of the diversity agenda in the story lines. The result: a disastrous summer for Hollywood.

Many multi-million projects from the top studios have failed to connect with the public. And these are just a few examples:
  1. "The Legend Of Tarzan," Box office: £258 million
    Another film with a huge budget that will struggle to turn a profit. Producers hoped this would start a franchise, but it's unlikely with these numbers.
  2. "Alice Through The Looking Glass," Box office: £233 million
    The original 'Alice' earned more than a billion dollars, but this sequel (which Tim Burton wisely skipped) made only a quarter of that. Johnny Depp's personal problems can't have helped.
  3. "Ghostbusters," Box office: £139 million
    Fortunately, the internet haters have shot down this poor-excuse for a movie laden with slapstick comedy, or perhaps the producers overestimated the public's desire for another Ghostbusters film. Estimated to have lost £54 million.
  4. "The Huntsman: Winter's War," Box office: £124 million
    Another sequel rejected by audiences this summer. The first film made £300 million, while this barely recouped the production budget.
  5. "Ice Age: Collision Course," Box office: £224 million
    At their height 'Ice Age' films were making almost a billion dollars each, but now the series seems to be running out of steam.
  6. "The Boss," Box office: £60 million
    With both 'Ghostbusters' and this on the list, it's been a bad summer for Melisa McCarthy, who's normally bullet-proof at the box office. Hopefully, viewers had enough of MaCarthy's unwanted presence in the big screen.
  7. "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," Box office: £17 million
    This war-comedy had an amazing cast in Tony Fey, Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton, but it wasn't enough for it to make back it's budget.

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