Before he was the one “useless” superhero in Marvel’s The Avengers, Jeremy Renner could have played another belittled character in another superhero movie. The Avengers: Endgame actor revealed that he had turned down a major role in Guillermo del Toro‘s first Hellboy movie, and that he has “zero regrets” over it. But no, it wasn’t Hellboy.
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The Hellboy reboot arrived in theaters in April, and it was gone in a flash. The R-rated reboot of the Dark Horse comics hero starring David Harbour pulled in $21.9 million at the box office, less than half of the $50 million it cost to make the movie. Based on that, pretty much no one thought a sequel would be following. But just to be sure, someone asked David Harbour to confirm as much. It should come as no surprise that Harbour doesn’t really see that coming together anytime soon, if at all. Read More »
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Remember the Hellboy remake? It’s okay if you don’t, because everyone seemed hated it, and it bombed at the box office. Now, a few months removed from the release date, star David Harbour is opening up about the film’s failure. Sort of. In an attempt to remain diplomatic, the actor has compared Hellboy to chocolate, offering a somewhat muddled analogy.
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This weekend’s Hellboy box office was…well, hell. The Neil Marshall-helmed comic book reboot was met with the cold shoulder from audiences on its opening weekend, earning $12 million, beneath reigning champ Shazam! and the Regina Hall comedy Little.
But it wasn’t the only anticipated new film to be beaten by a Little competition. Laika’s Missing Link, which earned rave reviews and followed up the stop-motion animation studio’s Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, also flopped at the box office, raking in a measly $5 million.
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