REPORT: “Bombshell” is Bombing at the Box Office

“Bombshell,” the story about Sexual harassment during the Roger Ailes era of Fox News has not done well at the box office.

According to reports, since being released December 20th, the film featuring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie has only generated roughly $18 million at the box office, while it cost $32 million to make. 

The lukewarm box office performance is despite decent critic reviews, as Rotten Tomatoes had 66% of reviewers give the film a “fresh” rating.

Many of the negative reviews are quite brutal.

Heather Hogan of Autostraddle writes “It’s fun to watch powerful men get destroyed. What’s not fun is watching bad people take down worse people for self-serving reasons and get treated as heroes for doing it.”

Jason Balley of Flavor write called Bombshell “An absolute toilet fire of a movie, a sub-HBO-movie effort comprised of winking storytelling tricks, ‘SNL’-level celebrity impersonation, and kiddie pool-deep interrogation of the figures at its center.”

Linda Holmes of NPR writes “It has a few strong moments, mostly courtesy of Robbie, but it’s both underwhelming and overworked, inelegantly structured and missing something fundamental at the core.”

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