Hollywood: Stars Falling as Sean Penn, Reese, Will, Depp, Vaughn Lose Footing with Box Office Busts

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    The stars you knew may not be the stars you know. The big names we’ve been used to simply are not drawing in paid customers the way they used to.

    Will Smith‘s latest, “Focus,” is a flop. Its second weekend sealed its doom as “Focus” has now made just over $30 million in ten days of release. That used to be the 1st day take for a Will Smith movie. “Focus” will peter out at about $65 million.

    Reese Witherspoon won the Oscar for “Walk the Line” back in 2006. That’s NINE years ago. Her last actual hit movie was “Four Christmases” at the end of 2008 with Vince Vaughn as her co-star. This year she was nominated for “Wild,” which earned around $40 mil worldwide, and few people saw. She was in “The Good Lie,” which made under $3 million.

    Coincidentally, Vince Vaughn also nose dived after “Four Christmases.” He had a lame hit in 2009 with “Couples Retreat” and then it all went downhill. His new one this week, “Unfinished Business,” is a total loss.

    Johnny Depp, we know, is a goner. “Mortdecai” is a catastrophe– $7.6 million domestic, $22.7 million U.S. Soon his list of failures may affect his “Pirates” movies. His non “Pirates” movies are walking the plank.

    Hugh Grant? So charming for so many years. “The Rewrite” went straight to DVD last month. Grant next appears as Mr. Waverly in “The Man from UNCLE.” That’s a third or fourth banana spot. Once, he could have played Napoleon Solo.

    The next big test? Sean Penn in “The Gunman.” The Oscar winner, political activist and philanthropist has not had anything resembling a hit since 2005 and “The Interpreter” which made only $72 million. So far “The Gunman” has a Zero rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    It’s painful when the generations of box office attractions changes. But that’s what’s going on. We all feel older because of it!
     
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    I've been to maybe 4 or 5 movies in the last 20 years. I don't think I'm missing much.
     
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    They all have hundreds of millions banked. Like they give a shit
     
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    Sure but what does it do to the ego? Which is worse for a narcissist, being broke or being irrelevant?
     
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    Isnt American Sniper the highest grossing film of 2014? Maybe Americans are tired of lefties that hate our Country and are showing their displeasure...:coffee:
     
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    They have enough money to keep "assistants" who do nothing but kiss their ass and ,massage their egos. Nothing is sadder than irrelevant stars of yesteryear who describe their pa's as their "closest friends"

    Look at the Wig, every "friend" he has is in his employ: Ralph, Pat the Trainer, his wife...
     
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    The only one i feel bad for is Johnny Depp, he can pull himself out, the rest are has beens. Even though i once loved Will Smith very much. However, his last vanity project "After Earth" left a bad taste.
     
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    Hollywood jews are like parrots, they can imitate but have zero ability to create. Fuck em.
     
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    Will Smith is a Jew? :wtf:
     
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    I'm talking about the big WIGS that green light these shitstain movies.
     
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    Look how long it has been since movies like Unforgiven, The Shawshank Redemption, and Silence of the Lambs were released. We're caught in a cycle of reboots of already rebooted series of comic book movies and teenage "novels" like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.
     
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    :jj:

    I had to ask :dontknow:
     
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    I guess it's a good thing I'm not a narcissist, because I'm both!
     
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    It's a generation of faggots.. playing Magic the Gathering. 20 years of faggottry. Now even they won't watch this shit. :jj:
     
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    The fucking horrible thing that will logically happen next:

    "That's it. You writers clearly have failed in your attempt to provide original content.... Let's do another reboot, preferably a classic white flick with an all black cast"
     
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    Depp lives in France and really does not give a shit about Hollywood. A good friend of mine is an armorer in Hollywood and knows Depp well. He says they guy is completely removed from the town and all the ego, which is nice. He just did the Whitey Bulger movie with him
     
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    We went to this one ... what apiece of shit. I told my wife it would be nominated because it's just the type of crap those elitist critics love ... sure 'nuff! Same thing with that giant turd Bird Man. Just awful. Too bad too, because I love Michael Keaton ... Resse too for that matter.
     
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    What's an armorer? I thought they drove tanks or something?
     
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