Their $100 million film, The Tourist, opened this weekend, in The States.
You would think, that as it starred the two of the three starriest filmstars on the planet and the current holders of the title”Starsthatmost peopleontheplanetwouldliketofuck” titles, it would have been a guaranteed success, but …no.
Making a dismal $17 million on it’s opening weekend, The Tourist trailed in in a embarrassing 3rd place at the box office, behind Narnia 3? 4? 7? (It’s hard to keep up wth these franchises) and Disney’s latest animated hair commercial, release, Tangled.
What went wrong?
I haven’t seen it, but I can guess at one reason:
Time Out NY said: “Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp as lovers in Venice? The concept could make any potential traveler ready for their full-body pat-down. But boy, does this gondola sink to the bottom of the canal fast”
It might just not be a very good film.
While Depp and Jolie sell copies of People Magazine by the truckload and occupy much coveted spaces at the top of the Hollywood food chain, without some sort of buzz and sexy connection, (aka the stars rocking their respective trailers during filming) the movie itself would have to engage people’s imagination.
And clearly this Xmas turkey just doesn’t do that job very well.
But how do stars of this magnitude, with their pick of every fabulous script currently available, make such bad decisions?
Perhaps the promise for Depp of working with Jolie and for Jolie of working with Depp, caused both of them, momentarily to lose their minds.
I’m sure, with those two that happens fairly often.