George Clooney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ box office collections have made it a tremendous flop at the box office for Disney losing 140 million dollars, its worst flop since it had to pony up 190 million dollars in losses for western epic ‘The Lone Ranger’ in 2013.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it’s also the third big-budget original tentpole of 2015 to bomb after ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Seventh Son,’ highlighting the risky nature of nine-figure filmmaking at a time when relatively lower-budget hits such as ‘Spy’ are causing studios to look closely at the costs of creating franchises.
Starring Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy and directed by Brad Bird, the big-budget scifi/fantasy film, which has its origins in a Disney theme park ride, experienced a dismal box office opening and mixed reviews over Memorial Day weekend 2015.
Tomorrowland took in about 43 million dollars over the holiday, which was far short of projections. Total earnings to date hover around 76 million dollars in the U.S. and about 94 million dollars overseas.