Actor/Director George Clooney held a couple of high priced fundraisers for Hillary Clinton while simultaneously lamenting the amount of money in politics today.
The film also failed to catch on in China, the world’s second largest market, and debuted to just $13.8 million
“Sources tell THR it is now expected to lose between $120 million and $140 million, which would make Tomorrowland Disney’s biggest flop since Johnny Depp’s 2013 film The Lone Ranger, which lost somewhere between $160 million and $190 million.”
Despite leading the U.S. box office during its extended Memorial Day weekend opening, the climate change fantasy only brought in $41.7 million across 3,972 theaters, less than the $50 million projected over the slow holiday weekend.
The film also failed to catch on in China, the world’s second largest market, and debuted to just $13.8 million, earlier this month.
“When a guy like that comes to you with an original idea, and Clooney is part of the package, you’ll take the swing.”
After its disastrous release, Disney’s distribution chief Dave Hollis told the industry news outlet Variety the film would benefit from being the only family release until Pixar’s Inside Out hits theaters June 19.
“It’s going to take more time for word-of-mouth to build,” he told the site.
Two weeks later, things haven’t improved. Read the rest of this entry »
Disney’s Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22, 2015
“To our brothers and sisters in France: Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight,” Leto said. “Je Suis Charlie.”
The Golden Globes crowd rose to its feet in solidarity with Paris.
“We stand united with anyone who would suppress free speech, from North Korea to Paris,” said Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma, eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd.
“To our brothers and sisters in France: Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight,” Leto said. “Je Suis Charlie.” (I am Charlie.)
On the red carpet, stars including Helen Mirren, George Clooney and his wife, Amal, wore “Je Suis Charlie” pins in solidarity for those who were killed in attacks in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »