Layoffs Follow After Box Office Disaster 'Sabotage'

The production company behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's last feature film "Sabotage" has laid off employees following the horrible opening of the big budget production.

QED International has laid off five employs including support staff and a junior lawyer three weeks after the disastrous opening of Sabotage, according to Deadline. Sabotage, directed by David Ayer and featured the action star Arnold Schwarzenegger failed to capture the attention in the box-office. But, QED International is not done as they are preparing to release several other big budget productions in the next few months.
Thee bloody pic flopped and is hanging on by its fingernails in the Box office Top 20 — it’s No. 18 in its third weekend — having grossed a mere $10M. John Hegeman, president of worldwide marketing, is still on board as he helps prepare the debut of the next Ayer-directed film, Fury,which has some star power in Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and audience favorite Michael Pena. QED slapped down $1M to buy the WWII spec from Ayer over a year ago; it will bow in November. One insider said that QED is reallocating resources for development spending. To that point, today QED purchasedYellowstone Falls, a 52-page spec script by Dan Kunka, winning what was said to be a heated bidding war. The film, which will be produced by Kevin Misher and QED President Bill Block, is about a mother wolf who must battle to save her cubs after being separated from her mate following an apocalyptic event [Deadline>.
That is tough that five people were let go from the production. What do you think of QED laying off five people from their production company? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!