Skip to comments.Box Office Flops For Tom Cruise’s ‘Rock Of Ages’
Posted on 06/16/2012 8:21:43 AM PDT by jimbo123
New Line/Warner Bros Rock Of Ages (3,470 theaters) is falling to earth with a thud. Which Hollywood expected because the pic had been tracking poorly for weeks (and even went down at one point week to week). The studio felt the 1980s period piece was a hard sell to younger moviegoers. I suspect the problem was casting. Russell Brand has been repellant to moviegoers, while Tom Cruise as iconic rocker proved just too incredulous for audiences.
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Tom Cruise being in the film for any reason is why I won’t see it.
I might actually go see “Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer”. It might help me get my mind off “Barack Hussein Kardashian: Amerika Killer”
They should have picked an actor under 50 years old.
Pour some splenda on me...
I never got the whole Tom Cruise thing
We don’t watch movies starring “The Cruiser” no matter how good they’re purported to be. I suspect many others feel the same way.
That’s a good thing. Suggest that you don’t dig any deeper either. Nothing good to learn there.
South Park was right about Tom Cruise. enough said
That’s great, cast Tom Cruise an 80s rocker? It’s really a role for him—25 years ago.
Maybe it’s weird enough to live on as an audience participation cult classic like Rocky Horror, lol.
If you aren't a Scientologist, you might not get it.
Gooba gabba. It's a Hollyweird thing.
I liked Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ,looks like Cruise got beat up real good and the other actors were alright
I liked Cruise in “Minority Report.”
It was one damned scary movie.
***Gooba gabba. It’s a Hollyweird thing. ***
Subtle hit to FREAKS.
hit = hint.
They expected something different to happen? America is starting to fall out of love with Hollyweird.
Hollywood just keeps cranking out junk.
Less ticket sales, less donations to Obama/Pelosi. Less money for their destroy-America agenda. A good thing.
SOMEONE MUST photoshop the poster, add Barry`s face with your title:
’ Barack Obama: America Killer’
The casting was odd, but I blame the title of the movie.
A bad title can kill a movie or television show.
That’s what killed Firefly and Terriers.
Only great publicity and a good show saved The Good Wife from being killed by the horrible name.
I thought it was a religious movie myself, until I saw some reviews.
Guess we will see MI-12 soon.
Same here. Just no interest in seeing that actor in anything.
In Xenu we trust!
When you have a 50+ year old being a “rocker” and a 60+ year guys with long hair thinking he’s eighteen - fail.
The premise of ‘taking a stroll down memory lane’ to the 1980’s with ‘stars that were relevant to that period’ looks ok on paper - such a formula might even have a shot at working. Then a marketing blitz for months and months - I've seen dozens of posters for this, malls virtually converted into Rock of Ages ‘shrines’, but, wow, I had no idea Tom Cruise was in the movie, that the movie was oriented towards the 1980’s rock set, etc.
If you had asked me what the movie was about, I'd say it was some sort of movie version of American Idol, and I wasn't going to see it. Now that I know more about it, eh, I've seen enough Tom Cruise for my lifetime. Tom Cruise as a rocker? Wait, did you NOT see Top Gun? Out of tune horrid singing? Are you NUTS???
So I just asked the wife, ‘who's in the movie?’ Russell Brand and some other big stars, don't remember who. ‘What's the movie about?’ 1980’s rock band getting back together and going on the road. ‘Do you want to see it?’ No.
My daughter: I don't know, some kind of old people movie, retro style and no.
So there you go. Russell Brand in some tight pants, some other people, about getting the band back together for one more go. Congratulations, Hollywood, on your multi-million dollar ad buy.
alec baldwin is enough to keep me away. he’s one of those actors who always seems to horn his way into what might be another wise tolerable film, kind of like woodyharrelson who ALWAYS plays a psychoticrightwingnut in whatever film he mooches off of
Hah! Saw the trailer on tv and told hubby...isn’t he a little old for that?
Isn't there only one original Beach Boy still alive? That could explain having a "backup artist" play their instruments. ;-)
Tom Cruise will be our nation’s first Scientologist president.
there be: brian w, mike love and al jardine (who dennis w described as “a man waiting for a bus”
You have to be pretty tolerant to see any movies so I try not to cross people off.
But Alec Baldwin, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, and that nasty little guy who played Milk, also tim robbins and his not wife... just some of those I will not go to see.
There is one Wilson brother alive, Dennis and Carl are deceased.
Mike Love is an original member along with Brian Wilson. The other band members have been there a long time (and away a long time).
Glenn Campbell took over for Brian Wilson when he stopped touring in the mid-60s and also played on the albums. He is not involved in this tour as he is going through his own retirement tour with his kids.
but not the first homo president, sadly.
yes, glen was just here in central indiana. he suffers from alzheimers which is why he is touring for the final time
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was great, one of the best movies of 2011.
I bet that movie would frighten Zimmerman now days.
“alec baldwin is enough to keep me away.”
I saw the Hunt for Red October. Loved it. Then Baldwin decided to become relevant on the political scene. No more Baldwin movies.
Figured I would give it another shot. Saw “The Departed.” It was excellent. Then Matt Damon opened his mouth.
Can’t these idiots just shut up and sing?
I knew this movie would be horrible when I saw the trailer recently before seeing “Snow White and The Huntsman”.
It’s really obvious just by seeing the trailer, that the only way I’d consider seeing Rock of Ages is if admission was free and they provided an airline barf bag.
That being said,,,I did like Snow White and The Huntsman and I can recommend it to fellow FReepers. My husband also liked the movie, but probably not quite as much as I did. The Evil Queen character was quite good. Too intense for little kids, but really good movie for 15 and uppers.
I thought this was petty good.
(Language warning “rap music”)
It'll make a good double-feature with Battlefield Earth.
He was a complete failure in the remake of War of the worlds as well. Probably the worst Sci-Fi Movie in recent times.
Cruise is tall enough to play an ompa lompa in WIlly wonka.
He is to short to be an action star and to much of a pretty boy to be a tough guy.
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