Friday 2 December 2016

Michael Fassbender weighs in on why Steve Jobs flopped despite critical acclaim

Elaine McCahill

Published 20/01/2016 | 08:03

Michael Fassbender arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Michael Fassbender arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Michael Fassbender has spoken of why his movie, Steve Jobs, bombed at the box office.

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Fassbender has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Apple co-founder Jobs of the title, but it failed to pull in cinema-goers.

Directed by Danny Boyle, it needed to take €110m to break even, but made only €25m at the US box office.

Kerryman Fassbender said movies need to be an "event" to get people to go to see them.

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

"I'm not sure why people go to see certain films over others," he said.

"A lot of times, it helps if it's an event of some sorts. You have to see that film at the cinema.

"There are a lot of options. People work very hard, long hours, come home and they have good home entertainment centres. But I have no idea, to be honest.

The 38-year-old said the excitement of being up for an Academy Award doesn't age.

He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 12 Years A Slave in 2013.

"It was a lot of fun last time. I was there with my family - my parents and my sisters," he said.

"I got to meet a lot of idols and heroes. I don't think it ever changes, the excitement and being honoured like that."

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