The film, based on Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel featured Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, and Oprah Winfrey. Sadly, the film could not compete with Chucky, which was released the same week. Winfrey recalled: “[T]hey said, ‘It’s over. You got beat by Chucky.’ And I said, ‘Who’s Chucky? What do you mean it’s over? It’s just Saturday morning!’”
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Fourteen years of production and stars like Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig couldn’t make Cowboys & Aliens work. The film was released the same week as The Smurfs and ended up losing between $63 to $75 million total at the box office.