Will ‘BARBIE’ end Margot Robbie’s streak of flops

The newest Warner Bros. film “Barbie” appears to be destined to become one of the summer’s top box office successes. It has sex appeal, an easily recognizable brand, and a creative team comprised of A-list celebrities.
Prior to the movie’s July 21 premiere, there has been a resurgence in interest in the beachy doll, with Mattel-sponsored pop-up cafes making headlines and pink “Barbiecore” clothing becoming a recognized style.Greta Gerwig, known for her work on “Lady Bird” and “Little Women,” is the film’s director and co-writer. It stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon from “SNL,” and, of course, Gerwig.
But, quite surprisingly, the name that causes me the most concern is the last one on the list. Unquestionably a fantastic actress, Robbie, 32, is attracted to box office duds like flies to rotting meat.
Why does a talented actress who is as magnetic in prestige dramas as she is at the Met Gala struggle so much to fill seats?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (10501377ho) Margot Robbie ‘Bombshell’ film premiere, Arrivals, Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – 10 Dec 2019

The answer is that there are several factors. Many of Robbie’s most notable performances were cast during the pandemic; the actress frequently joined weak franchises; and others of her endeavor’s were simply downright evil.
Robbie, however, was enjoying himself for a while. The original “Suicide Squad,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Big Short” were all well-liked films.
After “I, Tonya,” the 2018 Tonya Harding biopic, which brought in a modest $53.9 million on a $11 million budget and got Robbie an Oscar nomination for Best Actress (which she lost to Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), things started to go south.

Huge losses

Her 2018 thriller “Terminal,” which starred Mike Myers and Simon Peg, brought in an absurdly low $843,970. She co-starred in the 2019 true-crime movie “Bombshell” with Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron. It received poor reviews and only made $62 million out of a $32 million budget.
According to Variety, “Birds of Prey,” which was released in February 2019, lost $50 to $100 million. Although DC’s “Wonder Woman” wasn’t affected by this, the female-led film with a predominately female cast may have turned off consumers who enjoy superhero films. The movie itself was also really strange.

The real stunner

But the real stunner came in 2022. According to a Hollywood insider who spoke to The Post, Robbie starred in two “disasters” that were expected to do well commercially and were tipped to be significant Oscar contenders.
The first was “Amsterdam,” a cumbersome historical drama directed by David O. Russell about a little-known attempt at a takeover of the US government. Christian Bale, Chris Rock, Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro, John David Washington, and a host of other A-list actors appeared in the drama from October. However, it was terrible, only made $32 million, cost 20th Century Studios an estimated $100 million, and had zero nominations during award season.

Entertainment industries expectations

Will “Barbie” be able to keep Robbie from acquiring the dreaded label “box office poison”?
Robbie should change his route after seeing the highly anticipated movie, which every trailer release turns into a big deal and generates internet jokes. One of the producers predicted that the film would be a huge hit.

We hope, pray and wish good luck for the upcoming film. Stay tuned for more,


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