This A+ list mostly movie actor is canceling things right and left on his world press tour for a new movie which is a huge bomb.
The number of countries to visit has been cut in half.
Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Massive Flop—Will It Scare Away China’s Hollywood Money?
As of this writing, Will Smith and Ang Lee’s sci-fi blockbuster Gemini Man has earned just $36 million in North America and less than $120 million worldwide after two weeks. Normally, that wouldn’t necessarily be a sign that the sky is falling, but thanks to Lee’s use of high frame rate and costly digital creation techniques, this underwhelming total has Gemini Man on pace to become one of the biggest box office flops of the year and raise questions about Hollywood’s future foreign funding.
Gemini Man, which sees Smith’s hit-man battle against a younger clone of himself, cost a whopping $138 million to produce while also carrying $100 million-plus in marketing costs. As such, it’s now on pace to lost $75 million or more, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That’s a particular hit to Smith, who had been enjoying a cultural and financial renaissance of sorts in recent years. Not even China, which reliably conjures of big totals for star-driven action spectacles, could save Gemini Man following a muted $21 million opening in the Middle Kingdom.
A $75 million-plus loss tops that of Warner Bros.’ The Goldfinch, one of the most infamous flops of the year so far. The adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name couldn’t crack $10 million worldwide against a $45 million budget, cementing its place in the $50 million-loss range. – Source