Tuesday 17 September 2019

Bill Murray's Rock the Kasbah tops Forbes' list of biggest Hollywood turkeys of 2015

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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Forbes has released its list of the biggest Hollywood flops of the year and topping the list of movies that give turkeys a bad name is Bill Murray's Rock the Kasbah.

Murray starred as a tour manager who tries to turn a young Afghani woman in Kabul into a TV reality singing competition star.

The film cost a modest, by Hollywood standards, $15m to make but still only managed to claw back a paltry $2.9m. 

Its 8% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes is an indication of why it might have flopped so spectacularly.

The legendary Murray is not the only supposedly bankable, hot Hollywood property to feature in a resounding flop, however.

Johnny Depp, George Clooney, and Sean Penn also star in movies that didn't make the grade.

Coming hot on the heels of Rock the Kasbah is Penn's The Gunman, a thriller he co-wrote and co-produced, which much make its ultimate failure all the harder for Penn to bear.

The film cost $40 to make but only bagged $10.7m at the box office.

Forbes used information drawn from various sources including IMDB and Box Office Mojo to compile their list.  They also only included films that opened in more than 2000 US cinemas and did not include films released in November.

Here's the full list of least profitable films of 2015 in the US:

1. Rock the Kasbah

2. The Gunman

3. Blackhat

4. Unfinished Business

5. Jem and the Holograms

6. Self/Less

7. American Ultra

8. We are Your Friends

9. Aloha

10. Mortdecai

11. Pan

12. Hot Tub Time Machine 2

13: Jupiter Ascending

14. Tomorrowland

15. Crimson Peak

See the full list of figures from Forbes

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