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#3924 - 11/04/11 07:47 PM Re: Chat Chat [Re: Rita]

Surprises, yes! I thought Denzel Washington's and Nicolas Cage's names meant money in the bank. Eddie Murphy's used to, but his day is past. Tom Cruise too, I suppose. But then, I've never understood why anyone would pay Will Ferrell anything.

#3933 - 11/05/11 07:25 PM Re: Chat Chat [Re: ]
Barbara Offline

Registered: 04/24/99
Posts: 13033
Loc: Citrus Heights, CA , US
Nicolas Cage has made a lot of successful action movies, but he's also made a bunch of clunkers that were in and out of the theaters before you knew they were there (his Bad Lieutenant movie, for example, didn't even earn back Cage's salary). Same for Denzel Washington; his The Great Debaters earned only one-fifth of its cost. The surprise for me is Tom Cruise. His last two movies both lost money (Valkyrie and Knight and Day), but he's back in another big-budget Mission Impossible movie opening next month.

#3934 - 11/06/11 11:01 AM Re: Chat Chat [Re: Rita]
Lorna Offline

Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 2676
Loc: Dayton, Ohio
Who is Vince Vaughn?

#3937 - 11/06/11 12:23 PM Re: Chat Chat [Re: Rita]
Andrew Offline

Registered: 09/27/11
Posts: 425
Loc: York, England
I saw him in an entertaining film ("Swingers") with Jon Favreau.

#3938 - 11/06/11 12:40 PM Re: Chat Chat [Re: Rita]
Pete Offline

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 5177
Loc: Newport News, Virginia, USA
It looked as if only the last three movies were used in establishing the ratio. Barrymore has evidently been in three clunkers, most recently. She must have had a series of hits to get to the point where her salary was such a significant part of the cost of the movie. Also, many movies end up profitable based on worldwide admissions, TV sales, DVD sales, etc.
Regerds, Pete

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