Skip to comments.Hollywood’s Latest Bomb? ‘White House Down’ Struggling at the Box Office
Posted on 06/29/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by SMGFan
Less than a month after Will Smiths After Earth crashed at the box office, Sony finds itself in another predicament with Roland Emmerichs White House Down.
The $150 million action thriller, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, is the studios most expensive film of the summer but may debut as poorly as fourth place this weekend with a projected $27 million.
Not only are the early estimates soft for a project Sony bought in a record spec deal for $3 million in 2012, its actually worse than this years other White House thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, which opened to $30.8 million for FilmDistrict on a much smaller budget ($70 million).
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Melissa McCarthy In #2 The Heat Fires Up Friday Box Office While #4 White House Down Flops; Monsters U Still Strong #1
. But Sony Pictures White House Down really disappointed in #4, opening a third less than Hollywood expected and ensuring its high cost will make it impossible to earn out. But the studio is still hoping for a 4x holiday-aided multiple. Both pics received A- CinemaScores from audiences to help word of mouth. Neither Thursday late show/Friday midnight grosses were significant. Top
Wow they tried to make zer0 macho. Snicker...
Too bad. I went today and it was fantastic. Struggling? It made 9 million on Friday alone. I guess people went to the Heat where every other word was the F word. Oh well. I loved White House Down. It has nothing to do with Obama. Gosh you guys think every black person is Barack Obama....lol.
Usually you figure that they put some of the best moments in the ads, based on that there wasn’t a thing I saw to make me part with money. I don’t think I’ll watch it on DVD either.
Ha! Let them push them rock that Obamacare baby and watch them fall even further!
I can’t even watch many older movies now because I can’t get past some actors politics of hate.
I’m tired of giving people money to abuse me.
They can twitter and call horrible names of the right, then I can refuse to support the loudmouth jackazzes.
Doesn’t having “Bomb” and “White House” in the same headline attract the attention of the NSA? :-)
Actually it does have to do with Obama - that’s the line the media is quietly pushing. I saw an interview of the actress playing the president’s wife. The reporter started off with something like, “So, you’re playing Michelle Obama.” Those were the first words out of her mouth.
A reality movie would show BHO in a burqa, of course. Not thinly veiled.
Well Jamie Foxx plays the second Black president?
He said earlier in the year Black people are the most talented people in the world.
And “Bomb” and “White House” in the same headline? Now you went and done it :).
Jamie Fox. That’s why I won’t pay money to see it.
Jamie Foxx was outstanding in the movie. Who cares what his politics are. You go to a movie to enjoy it not worry about some politics. Good grief. Conservatives never make movies but sure do complain. Oh that is right. They made the biggest bomb in the history of movie making. An American Carol.....I would go see anything compared to that crap. I want conservatives to make good movies. I really do....but they don’t have the ability too for some reason.
‘its actually worse than this years other White House thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, ‘
Boy was that a lame “Die Hard” copy. Did have lots of action to cover the plot holes though.
They should have held the release of this until ‘olympus’ had passed. The morons movies are made for- it wouldn’t have been a long wait.
I saw an interview of the actress playing the presidents wife.
lol. Not to give anything away, but she is in the movie 30 seconds......I guess you believe the media hook line and sinker.
I saw trailer for the film . Mass destruction of the White House, just short of “Independence Day”
Jamie Fox was already paid. In fact, he would have been paid even if the movie made 0 dollars (literally). He was really very respectful in the movie towards the little girl was was the daughter of Channing Tatum and of course Channing Tatum.
I saw Independence Day....boring! This is much better. It is actually a thriller.
People are tired of garbage dressed up in computer graphics: epic cinematography, but the stench remains.
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