Margot RobbieHer latest film bombed at the box office, marking the second such flop she’s been in this year … both of which were big ensemble numbers with top A-list talent.
Of course, we’re talking about ‘Babylon’ — which hit theaters this holiday weekend … and earned just $3.5 million domestically through Sunday, with an estimated $5.3 million expected through Monday. Either way…not a good turnout at all.
Damien Chazelle’s #Babylon bombed at the box office with $3.5 million domestically
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The film — which is about old Hollywood and the “folk” show — had huge star power attached to the credits … in addition to Margot as the lead, it also featured Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Chloe Fineman, Eric Roberts, flea, Max Minghellaetc.
Plus, here’s the directory — Damien Chazelle — who’s an Oscar winner … and with a somewhat hefty budget of $80 million (and a lot of marketing) it’s unclear why this one didn’t do well with moviegoers this holiday season. of mixed reviews maybe it didn’t help.
Interestingly, there’s another film Margot was a part of earlier this fall that had a very similar vibe — another star-studded cast (Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Taylor Swiftetc.) that came together for ‘Amsterdam’ … which was also released in cinemas.
It earned only about $6.4 million during its opening weekend in October, and went on to gross just $16 million overall — this after another $80 million budget was spent making it.
Margot Robbie says the Pirates of the Caribbean spin-off she was previously linked to will no longer be happening.
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A bit of a rough year for Margot on the movie front — not only were things good at the box office … but she also said the ‘Pirates’ movie she was attached to. was killed from Disney — although one of the franchise’s producers insisted that’s not the case at all.
She has a lot on the horizon for 2023, though – MR is already set star in ‘barbie’as well as one Wes Anderson flick, ‘Asteroid City,’ … not to mention its prequel ‘Ocean’s Eleven.’ The only (potential) problem… they’ll all have super stacked casts as well.