High hopes for blockbusters despite holiday box office full of box office flops


Hollywood appears to be stuck in the flop era.

The holiday box-office is closing and this year’s trend has been for big movies directed big by big directors to be big disappointments at box office.

The expectations were high for Whitney Houston’s biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,”However, the film was very slow at the gate.

Five days into its release, the movie has made just $8.3 million at the domestic box office, according to Industry trackers.

This film features Naomi Ackie’s performance, which was critically acclaimed. There are no Hollywood stars.

This cannot be said for everyone. “Babylon,”Damian Chazelle’s latest film stars Margot Robertbie, Jean Smart, Brad Pitt, and five Emmy-winner Jean Smart.

According to a report, the film made $5.8 Million in five days. Industry trackers.

Inside Edition has been told by experts that the increased box office revenue is due to several factors including high ticket prices and long run times. “Babylon”This takes over three hours. 

“The pandemic changed the movie landscape because it accelerated the conversation about where consumers actually consume their content,” Variety editor Clayton Davis tells Inside Edition.

“What does well at a theater today versus what did well at a theater a decade ago.”

This exception may be an exception. “Avatar,”According to Entertainment Weekly, the sequel to the film surpassed the $1 billion mark in box office sales in just 14 days. DeadlineThe feat was achieved five days earlier than the predecessor.

James Cameron, director of the film, stated that it will require $2 billion to breakeven.

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