Flop Of Ages
Rock of Ages is pretty much a bomb at the worldwide box-office, after even the star name cast couldn't make it break the top 3 in UK theatres.
The film took a disappointing $14.4 million in its US opening, taking third spot, and coined just over a million (sterling) in its UK bow - taking just fourth place. Russell Brand has done a shitload of press for the film, but was none too happy about being asked personal questions about his recent breakup with pop star Katy Perry. Tom Cruise's star power alone should've seen a much higher opening - especially considering that he's coming off of the biggest hit of his career (MI:4); but the core story just seems to have left some cinema goers cold, and word of mouth wasn't carrying it forward the way it should have throughout the weekend.
A series of high profile films have now underperformed this summer. Alongside 'Ages' there are disappointing numbers for Dark Shadows, That's My Boy, Battleship, The Dictator, Wrath of the Titans, John Carter and even Men In Black 3 (which did good business but not enough to justify the budget).
Story by Mike Sheridan | 12:19 | Wednesday 20th June 2012 | Movie News
Nothing to see.Posted 15:00 | Wed 20th Jun 2012
Big flop, yes.Posted 16:37 | Wed 20th Jun 2012
Went to see it on Monday morning, left with a serial killer grin on my mush, i loved it, had a total blast with it, needed a couple of major changes (Lead young guy wasn't very good, and not a great singer, and the story was extremely weak), but it was a hell of a lot of fun, and as anyone knew, Tom Cruise stole the show. Along with Malin Akerman, that "I Want To Know What Love Is" scene was a riot.Posted 17:03 | Wed 20th Jun 2012
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