The most disappointing movies of summer 2018

Gotti photo acquired from EPK
Gotti photo acquired from EPK /
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Despite a profitable summer at the box office, there have been quite a few letdowns. Let’s take a look at the most disappointing movies of summer 2018.

Summer blockbuster season can (sort of) be described using Isaac Newton’s Third Law, summed up with this phrases, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In other words, for every movie like Avengers: Infinity War, there is a movie like Gotti. It’s a stretch to compare disappointing movies to Newton, but the sentiment remains the same. There are box office success stories and there are box office disappointments.

Not every movie is going to be a hit and this past summer had its fair share of flops. Let’s take a look at the most disappointing movies of the summer.

Note: This list is only for movies released between June 1 – August 31.

Gotti

The “John Travolta Comeback Train” has lost some significant steam. Things were looking up for the legendary actor after his performance as Robert Shapiro in the Emmy winning The People v. O.J. Simpson. That all changed after the release of Gotti, where Travolta played the titular role as mobster John Gotti.

Not only did the film fail to gross $5 million at the box office, but Gotti currently holds an astounding 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It looks like Travolta will have to find another film to continue his comeback.

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 24: Producer/writer/actor Johnny Knoxville attends Paramount Pictures and DTS Inc./Xperi Invite You to Celebrate Johnny Knoxville?s ?Action Point? at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 24: Producer/writer/actor Johnny Knoxville attends Paramount Pictures and DTS Inc./Xperi Invite You to Celebrate Johnny Knoxville?s ?Action Point? at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon) /

Action Point

When it comes to Johnny Knoxville movies, there is no middle ground. You either love them or you hate them. Knoxville, who became a star thanks to the success of Jackass, is up to his old ways of destroying his body at all costs in Action Point, which is about a poorly run and unsafe amusement park.

The film received unfavorable reviews and only made $5 million on an estimated $19 million budget. Knoxville had hits with the Jackass series and Bad Grandpa, but Action Point was a misfire.

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Billionaire Boys Club

The Billionaire Boys Club had a lot of promise when it was first announced that Vertical Entertainment was making a film about the scandal from the 80s. Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, and Billie Lourd are all up-and-coming stars.

However, Kevin Spacey was also in the film, which was finished before his sexual misconduct allegations became public in late 2017. Once Spacey was recast in All the Money in the WorldBillionaire Boys Club was doomed to fail. Due to contractual obligations, the film was released this past weekend in only 11 cities, earning an abysmal $618 in total.

Slender Man
Photo Credit: Slender Man/Screen Gems Image Acquired from EPK.tv /

Slender Man

Horror movies are on the rise thanks to critically acclaimed hits such as A Quiet Place and Get Out. It’s safe to say that Slender Man will not be included with the likes of those two films. Slender Man is based on the fictional creepypasta that is a tall, thin humanoid that stalks and abducts children.

In a review for Indiewire, David Ehrlich said, “Slender Man does for YouTube what The Ring did for VHS, but really, really, really badly.” With an average score of 29/100, Slender Man won’t be terrifying audiences in theaters much longer.

The Happytime Murders

Imagine puppets could drink, curse, have sex, and in particular, track down serial killers. Would you watch it? That’s the decision that audiences will have to face with this weekend thanks to The Happytime Murders.

The film stars Melissa McCarthy as a detective who teams up with other puppets to stop other puppets from being murdered. Not surpassingly, the film is currently receiving awful reviews. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune said, “The year may cough up a worse film, but probably not a more joyless, witless one, raunchy or otherwise.” Only time will tell if The Happytime Murders is a box office success, but with more negative reviews on the way, don’t expect Oscar gold.

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What have been the worst films of summer 2018? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @danny_giro!