Once an actor has success and fame, it’s hard for him to see a flop when it comes to money, isn’t it? Reviews may still vary but their popularity is enough to bring audiences to theaters. However this is not always the case. There are popular Hollywood stars whose films have failed at the box office despite the requisite fame and success. Today, let’s talk about some of the box office flops. Check it out!
by Sandra Bullock Speed 2: Cruise control was released in 1997 which was a sequel without the original cast. This is exactly where it was a bad idea, but people thought Sandra Bullock could save her. 1994 speed control starring Keanu Reeves grossed $283 million on a $30 million budget. But the sequel didn’t have the original star, and they even spent $110 million on it. The sequel only managed to earn $48 million domestically and $150 million worldwide. This once again proved that making a sequel without the original star is a bad idea.
Keanu has a list of movies that people can watch over and over again and they still won’t get bored. Quite simply because their quality is exceptional. But there are places in his legacy that the actor doesn’t even talk about. 2013 47 Ronins was not a well-lit film. It was one-dimensional and the budget didn’t do justice to the overall product. It’s not that the actor isn’t famous, it’s just that the marketing was weak and maybe the concept didn’t appeal to much. Reeves starred as a lone warrior, aka Ronin, in feudal Japan. The film only grossed $151 million worldwide.
Robert Downey Jr.
The world knows RDJ as Tony Stark aka Iron Man. He played the comic book character to perfection and was at the peak of his career. But that didn’t mean his star power alone would do Dolittle (2020) a success. Okay, the numbers may sound safe, but they’re not reasonable when you hear the budget. First of all, it’s a family movie and it made $251 million worldwide. But with a massive $175 million budget? If you estimate, the film theoretically lost money. And that movie came right after Downey dropped the Iron Man suit after his death in Avengers: Endgame.
ScarJo is Hollywood’s beauty and her fans are just crazy about her. While some people know her primarily because she played Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she also had some very successful movies outside of that. But everything fell apart with ghost in the shell which was released in 2017. In 2017, she was a tangible part of the MCU and was inexplicably famous. Casting her in a sci-fi movie where she has to play a Japanese cyborg with a budget of $110 million was not a good choice. While it may seem like a hiccup for her, it’s definitely a blot on her career with a worldwide earning of $167 million.
Universal made some bad choices and it was pretty clear with what they tried to do with it. The Mummy (2017). While on the one hand Tom Cruise is known as a hit-maker, on the other hand a film that also managed to drag its name. The Mummy was Universal’s response to the MCU as they attempted to create an interconnected “dark universe” using their characters like Dracula and the Invisible Man. Again, the numbers were heavy, but when a plan like this doesn’t follow through and leaves just a paltry $19 million in profit, it’s a bummer. The film grossed $409 million worldwide.