Today, let’s talk about one of Hollywood’s most talked-about couples: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. While Ben has been facing some challenges at the box office, it seems that J-Lo is soaring high in the streaming realm. Let’s dive into the details, shall we?
Now, you know I love a good movie, and it’s always interesting to see how our favorite celebrities fare in their latest projects. Unfortunately, Ben Affleck’s recent film, “Hypnotic,” didn’t quite hit the mark. This sci-fi thriller, directed by Robert Rodriguez, had a rough go at the box office, bringing in a mere $2.3 million from the theaters it played in. Ouch! With a reported production cost of around $65 million, it’s safe to say this film is facing a significant loss. And to add insult to injury, the reviews haven’t been too kind either.
‘HYPNOTIC’ has the lowest domestic box office opening of Ben Affleck’s career.
— The Hollywood Handle (@hollywoodhandle) May 15, 2023
But let’s not dwell on the negatives, my friends. On the other side of the Hollywood spectrum, we have the sensational Jennifer Lopez. While Ben is struggling in theaters, J-Lo is making waves in the streaming world. Her latest film, “The Mother,” has claimed the coveted #1 spot on Netflix in several countries. It seems audiences just can’t get enough of her magnetic presence. And let’s not forget her previous hit, “Shotgun Wedding,” which performed admirably for Amazon.
Now, you might be wondering, “Julia, how do these streaming successes actually translate into profit?” Well, my dear readers, that’s a tricky question. Streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon tend to keep their financial data under wraps, so we can only speculate on the true impact of these films on their bottom line. However, one thing is clear: Jennifer Lopez’s star power is drawing viewers in, and that’s a win in itself.
It’s worth noting that original films, like Ben Affleck’s “Hypnotic,” often face challenges when it comes to turning a profit in theaters. Without the support of existing intellectual property or franchise recognition, it can be an uphill battle to capture the attention of audiences. On the flip side, streaming success is a bit of a wild card. While it’s difficult to gauge the financial impact of a hit film on a streaming platform, it certainly brings exposure and potentially attracts new subscribers.