After bad cash register numbers, Amsterdam could suffer a great loss. David O. Russell is the five-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker behind critically acclaimed hits like The fighter, Silver Linings Playbookand American crowds. His first feature film since 2015 Joy, Amsterdam Based on the 1933 political conspiracy known as the Business Plot, it follows a doctor, nurse and lawyer accused of the murder of a US senator.
Like many of Russell’s films, Amsterdam is led by all-stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington as the main trio alongside an ensemble supporting the cast including Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro. However, Amsterdam‘s intriguing plot and star-studded cast weren’t enough to lure audiences to theaters on its opening weekend, as instead of a modest $12-15 million as projected, the period piece was box-office bombed, grossing $6.5 million.
Now, a recent report from Deadline reveals how much Amsterdam state after refueling in its opening weekend. With an expensive budget of $80 million, the flop is expected to result in a $97 million loss for Regency. However, the film’s high cost was increased by a location change and production hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Amsterdam’s Huge Loss Means For Twisted Adult Movies
While such tent poles as Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand Thor: Love and Thunder box office revived last summer, original twisted adult movies continue to struggle, clearly by Amsterdamthe opening weekend. Written by Russell, the film wasn’t based on any pre-existing intellectual property, which is a major drawback in today’s box office landscape, even when a star-studded cast is in play. Amsterdam was also not helped by the reviews, which were in the 30 percent approval range of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Even if Amsterdam and other movies like this keep bombing, studios probably won’t stop making these kinds of original twisted adult movies, but it will change the way they release them, choosing to dump them on streaming rather than wide theatrical releases. However, home media is where movies like Amsterdam can thrive just like any other Regency-backed box office bomb, the Norman, which even became a financial success with the release of the home video. Amsterdam has a long way to go before he gets into the black, but don’t fully calculate it just yet.
Next: Is Amsterdam based on a true story? How much of the plot really happened?Source: Deadline