Summer Movie Wrap-Up: 2013's Winners And Losers
Loser: Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds probably doesn’t feel like a loser when he wakes up in the morning. For starters, he’s probably waking up next to his spouse, the beautiful Blake Lively. Then he glances in the mirror and confirms that he still looks like Ryan Reynolds. How bad can life be? But professionally, Reynolds took a hit this summer by failing to open two movies in vastly different genres. Reynolds lent his voice to the lead character in the animated comedy Turbo, which opened to No. 3 over the July 17 weekend. To date, it has only earned $78M in a season where rival cartoons like Monsters University and Despicable Me 2 are breaking the banks with domestic grosses of $261< and $351M, respectively.
Oddly enough, Turbo would be considered a hit when compared to the actor’s live-action effort, R.I.P.D. … which was D.O.A. on the same weekend. Teaming with Jeff Bridges for a supernatural cop thriller proved deadly. Critics slayed R.I.P.D., while audiences largely ignored it. Reynolds hasn’t had a terrible year-- he also lent his voice to The Croods, which launched a new franchise in the spring. But summer was cruel, and the handsome actor won’t be able to rebound until his next picture -- Queen of the Night -- hits theaters in 2014.
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