2014 was a great year for many Hollywood flicks that made it to the blockbuster list. Then again, it wasn’t that great a year for several films, which in spite of having a stellar cast and an impressive crew, failed to light up the box office and sank without a trace. Here are five such Hollywood flicks that can very well be considered as the biggest duds of 2014.
Directed by Darreb Aronofsky who is famous for films like ‘The Fountain’, ‘Noah’ promised to be one of the biggest Hollywood films in 2014, what with an actor like Russell Crowe playing the lead. Although interesting, the movie was not enough to bring the crowds to theaters and ended up falling short of expectations. It ended up making only $10 million in spite of being made with a budget of over $63 million.
Need for Speed
Who didn’t love the Need for Speed video game? However, what worked well for the game did not work well for the movie, which ended up sinking without a trace at the box office. The cinematic roadkill did not do anything good for actor Aaron Paul’s Hollywood career as well. The film managed to collect only $35 million in collections even though it was made at double the cost.
2014 saw two separate Hercules movies being released in Hollywood. Both of them were complete failures, with the one starring Dwayne Johnson being more disappointing. Now we are not sure about why people don’t live Dwayne Johnson playing the single lead in movies. For whatever reason, they prefer to see him in multi-starrers. Another thing we need to learn from these duds; leave the classics be. Don’t attempt any remakes unless you are absolutely sure of what you are getting into.
Can we say that we are literally tired of watching those romcom movies starring Adam Sandler? Case in point; ‘Blended’ which released in 2014. The director’s idea of recreating the ’50 Dates’ chemistry between Sandler and Drew Barrymore failed miserably. And the movie suffered a similar fate at the box office, managing to collect only a meager $35 million before bidding adieu to the big screen.
The Expendables Part III
Maybe Stallone got a big overconfident after the first two parts of The Expendables did well at the box office. How else would one describe his decision to pay Harrison Ford $3 million for just four days of work? The move did not pay off and none of the actors, including Ford, Mel Gibson and even Stallone were able to make The Expendables III work. Perhaps Stallone would need to ditch the franchise for good and start something new.
2014 was not kind to several Hollywood films that fell flat on their faces in spite of showing great promise. The films mentioned above were the ones that were considered the biggest flops of last year.