(VIA Inside Edition) The holiday season is usually super busy at the box office but this year was dismal. Brad Pitt’s “Babylon” had a budget of $80 million but brought in only $5.3 million in ticket sales. “Avatar: The Way of Water” made $287 million but it’s far cry from the $2 billion James Cameron says the film needs to break even.
The star power of Whitney Houston could not generate high interest for her biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” as well. Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis says “the movie business right now is in a little bit of pain, we are not on life support but I think we are on the way to the ICU.”