Margot Robbie's Latest Movie, 'Babylon,' Bombs At the Box Office
Margot Robbie Latest Movie 'Babylon' Bombs ... 2nd Flop This Year
12/25/2022 5:21 PM PT
Margot Robbie's latest film bombed at the box office, marking the second such flop she's been in this year ... both of which were huge ensemble numbers with top A-list talent.
Of course, we're talking about 'Babylon' -- which hit theaters this holiday weekend ... and only raked in a meager $3.5 million domestically through Sunday, with an estimated $5.3 mil expected to come in through Monday. Either way ... it's not a good turnout whatsoever.
Damien Chazelle’s #Babylon bombs at the box office with $3.5M domestically— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) December 25, 2022 @CultureCrave
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The movie -- which is about old Hollywood and the emergence of "talkies" -- had massive 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 Minghella, etc.
Plus, there's the director -- 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. The mixed reviews probably didn't help.
Interestingly, there's another movie Margot was a part of earlier this fall that had very similar vibes -- another star-studded lineup (Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Taylor Swift, etc.) that came together for 'Amsterdam' ... which also flamed out in theaters.
It only made about $6.4M during its opening weekend in Oct., and went on to collect just $16M or so domestically overall -- this after yet another $80 mil budget spent to make it.
Margot Robbie says the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ spin-off film she had previously been attached to is no longer happening.— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) November 14, 2022 @VanityFair
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Bit of a tough year for Margot on the film front -- not only were things meh at the box office ... but she also said the 'Pirates' movie she was attached to had been killed by Disney -- even though one of the producers for the franchise insisted that's not quite the case.
She's got a lot on the horizon for 2023, though -- MR's already set to star in 'Barbie', as well as a Wes Anderson flick, 'Asteroid City,' ... not to mention her own 'Ocean's Eleven' prequel. The only (potential) problem ... all of those will have super stacked casts too.