Will Smith’s new movie Collateral Beauty is going down in history as one of the worst movie’s in the Fresh Prince’s acting career.
According to reports, Collateral Beauty earned only $7 million in the box office after reportedly costing $36 million dollars to make. And that is bad news for the second highest overpaid actor in Hollywood, following shortly behind Johnny Depp.
In the movie, Will Smith plays a successful New York advertising executive who is hit by a tragedy who writes letters to love, time and death and he eventually gets a response. The movie features an all-star cast including Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris.
Critics essentially destroyed Will Smith’s movie in the reviews. Currently sitting at a 14% rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes, The Daily Beast writer Nick Schager called it another Will Smith movie featuring Smith’s obsession with “daddy issues”.
From The Daily Beast:
However, after this year’s dreary Suicide Squad and drearier Collateral Beauty, it’s now time he moved onto something (anything!) that didn’t involve playing an unhappy daddy.
The New York Times had this to say about Will Smith’s Collateral Beauty: “Many of the words that I would like to use to describe this waste of talent and time, which riffs on Dickens’s eternal A Christmas Carol and tries to manufacture feeling by offing Tiny Tim, can’t be lobbed in a family publication. So, instead, I will just start by throwing out some permissible insults: artificial, clichéd, mawkish, preposterous, incompetent, sexist, laughable, insulting.”
It’s important to point out that Collateral Beauty was competing against Disney’s Rogue One. Rogue One, which cost $200 million to make earned a jaw-dropping $290.5 million globally.