Margot Robbie’s ‘Babylon’ movie flops at Box office with $3.5m domestically

The latest movie starring Margot Robbie debuted poorly at the box office, making it the actress’ second dud of the year. Both movies featured large ensemble casts of A-list actors.

“Babylon,” which opened in theaters over the holiday weekend but only made a pitiful $3.5 million domestically through Sunday. An estimated $5.3 million is expected to be made through Monday. In either case, the turnout is appalling as the film cost $80m to make.

The film, which is about old Hollywood and the beginning of “talkies,” had a ton of A-list talent attached to its credits, including Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Chloe Fineman, Eric Roberts, Flea, Max Minghella, and others in addition to Margot Robbie as the lead.

With an Oscar-winning director, Damien Chazelle, and an estimated $80 million budget (plus extensive marketing), it’s puzzling why this film didn’t perform well with audiences during the holiday season. Uncertain reviews were probably detrimental.

It’s interesting to note that Margot was also in a film earlier this fall called Amsterdam, which also bombed at the box office despite having a star-studded cast including Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Taylor Swift, etc.

After spending an additional $80 million on production, it only managed to bring in around $16 million domestically overall and only about $6.4 million during its opening weekend in October.

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