This question must have also popped into other people's minds, as multiple Hollywood blockbusters have taken a dive this summer. Slate Magazine refers to this summer as the "season of the uber-flop." The biggest flop being 'The Lone Ranger,' which has only grossed $85 million of its $215 million budget. The runner up is the Ryan Reynold's disaster-fest, 'RIP'D,' which grossed $24 million of its $130 million budget. 'RIP'D' is in good company (or bad company) and is joined by 'White House Down' and 'Pacific Rim,' which unlike 'RIP'D' were both critically successful.
The big surprise this summer has been the low-budget horror film 'The Conjuring,' which cost $20 million to make, but grossed $84 million. This seemed to take 'the powers that be' by surprise. Is Hollywood so unimaginative that their only definition of success are superhero franchises and CGI-laden blockbusters?
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'Iron Man 3' was first this year. Then came the somewhat disappointing Superman film, 'Man of Steel.' 'Thor 2' will grace the screen in November. Next year we will get yet another X-Men film, another Spiderman, another Captain America, a Silver Surfer spin-off, and a Justice League film. *Sigh*