Uh oh! – It seems the recently released Tomorrowland is set to follow in the dreaded footsteps of The Lone Ranger and John Carter in becoming yet another massive flop for Disney.
Though it’s run at the box office is yet to conclude, reports are flooding in that the film is set to lose Disney between $120 million and $150 million in revenue – a colossal amount of money considering the film has only taken $80 million, despite costing the studio giant almost $200 million to produce with a further $150 million to market.
It’s certainly only a small drop in the ocean for Disney, who own the likes of Marvel, LucasFilm and Pixar – still it’s publicity the studio could surely do without, and one that could have disastrous repercussions for star George Clooney, who just returned to the blockbuster market after the horrific flop of Batman & Robin back in 1997.
As with any big-budget blockbuster, there is always going to be a hint of risk involved, especially unknown story concepts – for example, this years other flops Seventh Son and Jupitor Ascendingboth lost considerable amounts of money, despite boasting A-list casts and world-class special effects.
George Clooney will next be seen in Money Monster, alongside Julia Roberts, and Hail, Caesar!starring Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Ralph Fiennes.