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8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving
NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014

Posted on 06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT by Perdogg

With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year.

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I think the problem with "Edge of Tomorrow" was the title of the movie.

1. Tom Cruise 2. George Clooney 3. Russell Crowe 4. Colin Farrell 5. Adam Sandler 6. Johnny Depp 7. Vince Vaughn 8. Matt Damon

1 posted on 06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

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2 posted on 06/15/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Hey, don’t forget “Dumb and Dumber”!


3 posted on 06/15/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Perdogg

It couldn’t happen to a nicer group of libs.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 10:27:02 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Perdogg

Interesting. They’re all a bit long in the tooth to be leading men these days.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 10:27:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 10:28:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Perdogg

And just how many of these actors belong to the commie marxist hollyweird moonbat club? 6?


7 posted on 06/15/2014 10:29:54 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Perdogg
I think the problem with "Edge of Tomorrow" was the title of the movie.

Something like "Vanilla Sky" would have had a lot more specificity.

8 posted on 06/15/2014 10:30:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Perdogg

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.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 10:30:40 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Perdogg

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.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 10:31:33 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Perdogg

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.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 10:33:06 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

How do you know Cruise is gay?


12 posted on 06/15/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

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.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 10:34:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

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

Yawn.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Perdogg
Saw Edge of Tomorrow and it was a good movie.

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.

15 posted on 06/15/2014 10:35:01 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Perdogg

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.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Perdogg

“Edge of Tomorrow” and “Oblivion” are
bot absolutely GREAT sci fi movies.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 10:36:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Perdogg
How do you know Cruise is gay?

Maybe someone heard it from one of Clooney's beards.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

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.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: vbmoneyspender

very well put.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 10:38:11 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

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.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 10:38:22 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: crusty old prospector
It couldn’t happen to a nicer group of libs.

Pretty sure Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn are not liberals.

22 posted on 06/15/2014 10:41:08 AM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Yaelle

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.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 10:41:59 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Perdogg

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.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 10:42:33 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Yaelle
George Clooney’s best movie was O Brother Where Art Thou. I can watch that over and over. I know most of the lines by now and can say them along with the actors. :)
25 posted on 06/15/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Perdogg
Clooney and Damon. What, nobody wants to see Oceans 20?

-PJ

26 posted on 06/15/2014 10:42:39 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Perdogg

What a waste of money, what the hell was I watching, Ground Hog Day in space?


27 posted on 06/15/2014 10:42:54 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: crusty old prospector
actually, Adam Sandler is a registered Republican
28 posted on 06/15/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Yaelle
I'm not sure playing the "weird freaky pedophile" angle on Wonka helped him any.

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..."


29 posted on 06/15/2014 10:43:43 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: vbmoneyspender
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.

Genius and madness sometimes travel the same road together.

30 posted on 06/15/2014 10:45:01 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: tet68

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:)


31 posted on 06/15/2014 10:45:47 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Perdogg

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.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 10:45:49 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: mass55th
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.

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...

33 posted on 06/15/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Perdogg

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.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 10:46:19 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Perdogg

I think the problem with “Edge of Tomorrow” was the title of the movie.
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I saw that movie last night. I thought it was pretty good.


35 posted on 06/15/2014 10:46:22 AM PDT by ckilmer (q)
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To: OpusatFR
I think Johnny Depp ruined himself with make up. Even in his pirate garb he looks feminine.
36 posted on 06/15/2014 10:48:42 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: crusty old prospector

Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler aren’t libs.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: OpusatFR

38 posted on 06/15/2014 10:52:05 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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Adam Sandler was not funny on SNL. There were some really funny people on there and yet Sandler was the one who was able to leave and have a movie career, still not funny or interesting.
40 posted on 06/15/2014 10:55:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 10:55:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Perdogg

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.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 10:56:29 AM PDT by Argus
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Clooney and Depp can't disappear soon enough--arrogant know-it-alls, both.

vaudine

44 posted on 06/15/2014 10:57:22 AM PDT by vaudine
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I think the problem with “Edge of Tomorrow” was that after massive advertising campaign advertising — people felt like they’d already seen the movie.


45 posted on 06/15/2014 10:58:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Diogenesis

Saw “Oblivion” on TV

Loved the Jetsons house.

Would live there if it came furnished with the gal with the British accent.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 11:01:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ditter

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.


47 posted on 06/15/2014 11:03:56 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

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.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Perdogg

Who wants to watch a movie where the theme is the hero dying over and over again?


49 posted on 06/15/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Perdogg

It’s been a long standing Hollywood gossip. In Hollywood, if it’s rumour, there is a reason for it.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 11:07:29 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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