Every year, Hollywood and the movie industry as a whole, make billions of dollars off of audiences going to the theaters. The reason why movies generate so much money is because, for the most part, there is a plethora of films from every genre that are genuinely entertaining. Whether it be a Pixar animated adventure, an action-packed thriller, a gruesome horror, a laugh inducing comedy, a thought provoking drama, or an inspirational true story, audiences will flock to see any type of movie as long as it is good.
A Hollywood blockbuster is typically described as a movie which had a large production budget assigned to it. The hopes of the studios who finance these movies, are that they will be able to regain their investment as well as turn a hefty profit from it. Quite often, studios get what they want and more; just look at movies such as Avatar, Titanic, Jurassic World and The Force Awakens which all brought in massive box office revenue. Where there are multiple success stories though, there are also many failures, and in the movie industry, those failures are classified as ‘bombs.’
There have been many movies that have bombed, with the most recent being the newly released Gods of Egypt. Most of the movies that bomb, do so because they are terrible films; however movies that are actually good, have also been known to sometimes bomb as well. There are many reasons as to why a movie performs poorly at the box office, some of which include a lack of public interest, a poor marketing campaign, and general dislike about what the movie has to offer. Here is a list of 10 blockbusters that will bomb in 2016.
10 Alice Through The Looking Glass
9 The Huntsman: Winter’s War
8 Star Trek Beyond
7 Angry Birds
5 Independence Day: Resurgence
2 The Legend of Tarzan
In 1959, one of the greatest movies ever made debuted on the silver screen: that movie was Ben-Hur. At the end of its run, it accumulated over 145 million dollars (which is equivalent to 1.2 billion in today’s currency) and went on to win a record eleven Academy awards including best picture. This August will see a remake of this iconic movie hit theaters; and based on what was shown in the trailer, there is no way this Ben-Hur will come anywhere close to matching the financial success of the original - and it definitely will not be winning any Oscars. Hollywood has made it a bad habit of remaking old iconic movies for modern audiences in hopes of cashing in on their success a second time, but they almost always fail because the remakes almost never live up to the quality and performance of the original. Ben-Hur will likely be an addition to that list of failures.
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