This A+ list mostly movie actor always has a good reason why he should be distanced from box office disasters in which he stars.
He takes ALL the credit when things go well, but has a team in place to blame others or other reasons for any lackluster numbers.
This time is no different, except the tabloids are printing word for word what the PR people say.
Grow a spine tabloids.
Dwayne Johnson – The Rock
Don’t Blame Dwayne Johnson Fatigue for ‘Skyscraper’s’ Underwhelming Debut
Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” collapsed at the domestic box office with a $25 million launch last weekend.
The film’s tepid start immediately sparked concern of the Rock film fatigue. The actor has been in five big-screen releases in the past 14 months. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Moana,” and “The Fate of the Furious” were all massive hits. “Baywatch” was something of an embarrassment, while his most recent title, “Rampage,” didn’t seem to excite moviegoers, either.
Does Johnson’s recent misses signal that moviegoers are overexposed to one of Hollywood’s biggest names? Probably not.
There are a few reasons “Skyscraper” underperformed, but overexposure to the Rock is likely not one of them. Tired storyline and bleak reviews? Add those to the list instead.
“Skyscraper” didn’t have the worst response for a Johnson film (“Baywatch” tanked with an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes), though it has been battling a mixed critical consensus. The problem isn’t Johnson’s appeal, or even his performance. The main concern is the derivative plot. – Source