Skip to comments.8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving
Posted on 06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT by Perdogg
With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruises new sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow which debuted June 6 did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013s Oblivion. In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011s Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol). It looks like hes nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though well see how Mission: Impossible 5 does when it comes out next year.
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1. Tom Cruise 2. George Clooney 3. Russell Crowe 4. Colin Farrell 5. Adam Sandler 6. Johnny Depp 7. Vince Vaughn 8. Matt Damon
Hey, don’t forget “Dumb and Dumber”!
It couldn’t happen to a nicer group of libs.
Interesting. They’re all a bit long in the tooth to be leading men these days.
No one can relate to cruise. Straight people think of him as uncomfortably gay, gay people think of him as closeted beyond reason, and the world thinks of him as a terrible actor. He looks like a freakily old 24 year old, and the costumes and shooting aren’t gift wrapping his talents.
And just how many of these actors belong to the commie marxist hollyweird moonbat club? 6?
Something like "Vanilla Sky" would have had a lot more specificity.
George Clooney is a one trick pony. Great looking, has to be seen as the cool guy in all his movies (including his permanent movie, the tabloids). It’s gets old. So will he.
They are old.
Nothing lasts forever and there are several very good actors, younger of course, who are taking over.
Johnny Depp ruined himself with the Pirates movies. Every single role since has Jack Sparrow emerging no matter what.
Adam Sandler is just not funny. He is either some crazed character or a homely Everyman who can sometimes manage to make one small scene “touching.”
His babytalk voice could be used instead of water boarding.
The highlight of his career for me was the Chanukah Song.
How do you know Cruise is gay?
I went to see Edge yesterday. I thought it was pretty decent.
I am not a fan of Sci-Fi or Tom Cruise per se, but enjoyed the flick.
Every Johnny Depp movie:
1. Johnny is in heavy costume and makeup
2. Johnny will be quirky
3. Johnny will be cool and the women will want him
Say what you will about Cruise's personal life but he's a professional who knows how to make good movies - same with Mel Gibson. He's also pretty apolitical - something I really appreciate from movie stars, especially when compared to the supersaturated left-wing views of almost the entire movie industry.
How do you know Cruise is gay?
I don’t know anyone who thinks he’s straight.
There are too many stories. I am making an assumption.
Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion are
bot absolutely GREAT sci fi movies.
Maybe someone heard it from one of Clooney's beards.
I do think tom cruise has made great movies. I’ve seen top gun a zillion times. But he’s a movie star, not an actor.
very well put.
Not surprising when they appear in the majority of movies that are made. Over exposure in my opinion. And let’s face it, the stars today, both male and female, can’t hold a candle to the stars of days gone by.
Pretty sure Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn are not liberals.
Maybe this is why George is said to be toying with the idea of dabbling into politics. It would make sense as the next step. It certainly worked for Schwartznegger. Arnold came out with a movie earlier this year, well made, but it failed to excite many people and didn’t last long in the theater.
Perhaps I am stating the obvious; but, all of these guys are getting, or have gotten, older. No movie star maintains their hold at the box office once they get past a certain age. New guys usually move in; however, since the new guys seem to be metrosexuals, I’m not sure we actually have much future in the way of “masculine” movie stars.
What a waste of money, what the hell was I watching, Ground Hog Day in space?
The cannibal Wonka in "Epic Movie" felt safer...
"It's a special secret ingredient. It's real human parts. There's gonna be a little itty bitty piece of each and every one of you inside of the yummy yum candy, literally..."
Genius and madness sometimes travel the same road together.
Besides aging, Jim Carrey has the problem of his extreme liberal, gun grabbing views, overly expressed to the public.
Jim has been quite the vulgar louse on Twitter. He ususally follows his insults with dumb little emoticons:)
I’m guessing that in today’s homo Hollywood, males tend to get discarded as they lose their boyish looks.
The top female actresses the age of these guys are still doing quite well.
i agree... unlike Daniel Day-Lewis who seems to take a role maybe every five years... now he is an actor... artiste... and he is my favorite... i also like Colin Firth--there is something about him that appeals to me...
Actually it’s none. As much as Hollywood likes to push the stars that’s not why people see movies. Plot/ topic is the #1 driver to get people into a movie. Stars rise and fall basically on how well they’re matching the whims of the masses in the scripts they say yes to. The biggest source of “fall” is that eventually the stars get tired of making the same movie over and over, so they try something different, but the people actually do want to watch the same movie over and over, so they don’t go to the different movies.
I think the problem with “Edge of Tomorrow” was the title of the movie.
I saw that movie last night. I thought it was pretty good.
Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler aren’t libs.
Hmm, let’s see:
1. Tom Cruise - I’ve never been much of a fan. When he was younger, a friend of mine used to joke “you ever see that one movie where Tom Cruise plays the cocky young guy?”
2. George Clooney - Clooney plays himself every time. He’s sort of like Glenn Ford or Jimmy Stewart were in that sense, except he’s not nearly as talented or likeable as those two greats.
3. Russell Crowe - Crowe’s a great actor in the right part. Loved him in L.A. Confidential. Not sure what the issue is here. Bad movie choices, maybe?
4. Colin Farrell - Handsome guy, never been too impressed with his acting (of what I have seen, anyway).
5. Adam Sandler - Sandler just isn’t very funny to me. I admit Happy Gilmore had me busting a gut in places, but it was usually because of the other characters. Still, I’ll probably go see his next simply because he’s an openly Republican actor working in Hollyweird.
6. Johnny Depp - Depp is enormously talented, but it really feels like he’s been (mostly) mailing it in since he got the Pirates gig. I also think maybe it’s time for he and Tim Burton to part ways. Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood were fantastic, but the duo has had more stinkers (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, etc.) than winners (Sweeney Todd) in recent years.
7. Vince Vaughn - I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Vince Vaughn movie.
8. Matt Damon - Never been a fan. No opinion.
Thanks for the review. I can’t say that I am a fan either, but I have enjoyed some of his movies. I’ll give this one a try.
The side by side photo of Tom Cruise (51)and George Clooney (53). They are about the same age yet George looks to be in his 70’s and that is with the airbrushing and makeup.
EOT is doing well internationally, which is where the big studios make most of their money now. Clooney and Damon have never opened a movie in their careers, though GC is valuable in a supporting role (GRAVITY). Sandler’s last pic was apparently not coarse enough for his fan base.
I think the problem with “Edge of Tomorrow” was that after massive advertising campaign advertising — people felt like they’d already seen the movie.
Saw Oblivion on TV
Loved the Jetsons house.
Would live there if it came furnished with the gal with the British accent.
I know. I never did see his box office draw. The two or so movies I paid to see him in were horrible - especially HIM in them.
For me, when Cruise is on screen, it is Cruise all the time, only Cruise, Cruise, Cruise, Cruise.
He’s not good at being part of an ensemble.
Who wants to watch a movie where the theme is the hero dying over and over again?
It’s been a long standing Hollywood gossip. In Hollywood, if it’s rumour, there is a reason for it.
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