Vince Vaughn’s latest comedy bombed hard at the box office opening weekend.
“Unfinished Business,” about a small-business owner (Vaughn) trying to land a big deal mixed in with hijinks across Europe, debuted to $US4.8 million at theatres.
Analysts expected the film to tank, making between $US5 million and $US6 million upon debut.
The film received terrible reviews for being downright unfunny and unfocused.
The movie had a reported $US35 million production budget.
“Unfinished Business” is the actors latest comedic bomb at the box office.
After a string of big hits through 2009, Vaughn’s last four films have flopped upon entry.
Here’s a quick look back at Vaughn’s wide releases since 2005’s “Wedding Crashers” with Owen Wilson:
|Movie||Opening Weekend||Worldwide Gross||Estimated Budget|
|“Wedding Crashers” (2005)||$US33.9 million||$US285.2 million||$US40 million|
|“The Break-Up” (2006)||$US39.2 million||$US205 million||$US52 million|
|“Fred Claus” (2007)||$US18.5 million||$US97.8 million||n/a|
|“Four Christmases” (2008)||$US31 million||$US163.7 million||$US80 million|
|“Couples Retreat” (2009)||$US34.3 million||$US171.8 million||$US70 million|
|“The Dilemma” (2011)||$US17.8 million||$US69.7 million||$US70 million|
|“The Watch” (2012)||$US12.8 million||$US68.3 million||$US68 million|
|“The Internship” (2013)||$US17.3 million||$US93.5 million||$US58 million|
|“Delivery Man” (2013)||$US7.9 million||$US51.2 million||$US26 million|
|“Unfinished Business” (2015)||$US4.8 million||n/a||$US35 million|
Unless Vaughn’s with another leading star — Jennifer Aniston in “The Break-Up” or Reese Witherspoon in “Four Christmases” — he doesn’t bring a big audience on his own.
The 44-year-old actor’s next big role will be on season 2 of HBO’s hit “True Detective” which will also star Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams.
The role comes at a dire time when Vaughn’s role as a viable standalone movie star is going to be heavily scrutinized after several flops in a row.
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