Published On: Fri, Nov 27th, 2015

Hollywood failures of the year



Renowned screenwriter, producer, director, and activist, George Clooney,  actor, producer, and musician, Johnny Depp and actor and singer, Zac Efron are considered amid the dazzling celebrities in Hollywood, but in 2015 they have seen in a few of the major films which didn’t get much success.

Three of them connected with different producers and directors like Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn and Bill Murray in captions what the famous American magazine, Forbes, called Hollywood’s major failures of the year, pedestals on the proportion of their financial plans they received back at the theatre as of November 18.

The star, who was leading the pile, was Murray who appeared in a comedy film Rock the Kasbah directed by Barry Levinson and written by Mitch Glazer, which earned $2.9 million on an expected $15 million production, Forbes stated.

Sean Penn’s $40 million funded adventure movie, The Gunman directed by Pierre Morel and written by Don Macpherson, Pete Travis and Sean Penn. unsuccessful in getting the mass in the theaters in March, gathered $10.7 million in box office receipts and ranked second.

Clooney was unable to keep revolutionary summer offering, Tomorrowland, 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure movie directed and co-written by Brad Bird. While the movie earned $209 million, it was stated that the production finances was expected at $190 million, not including advertising expenses. It was ranked 14th on the list.

Zac Efron’s electronic dance music film We Are Your Friends 2015 American musical drama movie directed by Max Joseph was ranked in 8th position and Johnny Depp’s action comedy adventure Mortdecai directed by David Koepp and written by Eric Aronson was positioned 10th.

Although an all-star line-up including Cooper and Emma Stone, Hawaii-based romantic comedy Aloha, 2015 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, was amid the year’s most- known backfires, by a $37 million revisit on an expected $26.3 million production finances.

Forbes collected the record based on box office takings and expected production finances for movies that were extensively displayed in North America from January till October 2015.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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