Summer Time Container Office: The 10 Biggest Flops Of 2011
The summer time field office has been nearly robust enough to tug Hollywood out of its hunch, but there have been some brilliant misses which are sure to hang-out development and advertising and marketing executives well into wintry weather.
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THR takes examine the excellent underachievers:
Cowboys & Aliens
Directed by using Jon Favreau, the $163 million-budgeted movie blended genres: Westerns and alien pics. Unfortunately, audiences didn’t embrace the end result. From Universal and DreamWorks, Cowboys & Aliens has cumed most effective $129 million to date, which include $93.five million domestically and $35.5 million remote places (where it nevertheless has a few territories but to open).
The Ryan Reynolds superhero % value a costly $two hundred million to provide, but has handiest earned $206.1 million global. In North America, the Warner Bros. movie crowned out at $116 million, whilst it’s cumed $ninety.1 million so far at the global box office. Like Cowboys, it hasn’t absolutely rolled out remote places.
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The Paul Bettany motion p.c, primarily based at the Korean image novel, turned into the most steeply-priced film ever produced by way of Sony’s Screen Gems, carrying a charge tag north of $60 million. It’s handiest earned $seventy six.6 million international, which include $29.1 million in North America, and $forty seven.four million offshore.
Directed by way of and starring Tom Hanks (contrary Julia Roberts), Larry Crowne become meant to thrill adult audiences dispose of by means of summer time popcorn fare. But the Universal film, absolutely financed with the aid of Vendome Films, topped out at $52.four million global, together with best $35.6 million locally.
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The Jason Bateman-Ryan Reynolds % has earned most effective $34.5 million up to now locally, ending a marvelous triumphing streak for R-rated comedies. Universal hasn’t yet begun rolling out the movie in major foreign territories.
Conan the Barbarian
The reboot cost north of $70 million to make however is off to a bad start, grossing handiest $16.6 million regionally in its first 10 days, and $5.5 million in its initial overseas run. The film become fully financed with the aid of NuImage/Millennium, and is being distributed by way of Lionsgate.
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
The family movie did not parlay the fulfillment of the first-rate-promoting kids’ e-book collection into large field office grosses. The $20 million movie, financed independently and distributed through Relativity, grossed $15 million.
The vampire % isn’t proving to have a good deal chew, incomes $14.three million in its first 10 days (the movie become launched Aug. 19). The Colin Farrell-Anton Yelchin starrer received’t necessarily be a large economic hit, since it value $30 million to make, however DreamWorks and Disney had better hopes.
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Glee: The 3-d Concert Movie
Considering how avid Gleek enthusiasts are, Fox Television turned into stunned on the film’s terrible showing on the field workplace. Opening on Aug. 12, the concert p.c has grossed $14.6 million worldwide, consisting of $eleven.7 million in North America.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Despite the uniqueness movie’s pedigree — it’s based totally on Lisa See’s quality-promoting e-book and become produced by means of Wendi Murdoch (wife of Rupert Murdoch) and Florence Sloan (spouse of former MGM chairman and leader government Harry Sloan) — it has didn’t woo audiences, grossing only $1.3 million in its limited domestic run. The movie, in Mandarin and English, has fared better in China, where it’s earned north of $five million.