The Biggest Box-Office Bombs of the Summer (So Far)
The sci-fi/comedy/action film "R.I.P.D." opened this past weekend to crappy reviews and an even crappier take at the box-office.
The movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as two undead cops on the hunt for ghostly criminals, earned itself a dismal 10 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It also had an estimated budget of $130 million, but only managed to earn about $20 million back thus far.
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As with any box-office flop, it's hard to pinpoint exactly why audiences failed to flock to the theaters. Maybe they never saw the previews. Maybe they didn't care for the lead actors. Or maybe they've already seen a supernatural buddy-cop movie called "Men In Black."
Whatever the reason, "R.I.P.D." is shaping up to be a huge bomb. But at least it's got company during 2013's summer-movie season.
Check out these other recent box-office disappointments:
The animated film "Turbo" opened over the weekend as well, finishing third at the box-office with reported earnings of just over $21 million. Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Snoop Lion were just a few of the actors who provided their voices for the flick, which reportedly cost around $135 million to produce. To date, the movie has earned a weaker-than-expected $34 million in the United States.
'The Lone Ranger'
On its opening weekend in early July, Disney's "The Lone Ranger" pulled in a little over $29 million in U.S. theaters. Unfortunately, the Johnny Depp/Armie Hammer movie cost an estimated $215 million. To date, it's earned back just under $82 million domestically.
'White House Down'
Despite a budget of $150 million, "White House Down" only managed to rake in about $25 million on its opening weekend in late June. To date, the Jamie Foxx/Channing Tatum film has earned almost $69 million back domestically.
M. Night Shyamalan teamed up with Will and Jaden Smith for "After Earth," a sci-fi/drama film based on an idea by the elder of the Smiths. Audiences didn't respond to the $130-million movie, and on its opening weekend in late May/early June, it earned only $27.5 million. Currently, it's domestic take is around $60 million (although it's doing much better internationally.)
The Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn comedy "The Internship" hit theaters on June 7, earning just $17 million of its $58 million production budget. As of now, it's earned back about $43 million domestically.