TheWrap Rewind 2015: These popular and highly bankable film actors dropped rare duds this year
Matt Donnelly | December 23, 2015 @ 3:47 PM
Last Updated: December 23, 2015 @ 8:47 PM
Johnny DeppWhile his future looks bright with sure-thing franchises like "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," Depp had a miserable year with the clunker "Mortdecai."
She who can do no wrong, Streep played to movie houses leaner than her faded rock queen character in Columbia's "Ricki and the Flash."
Adam SandlerSony's "Pixels" did not generate a high score at the box office, and Sandler's migration to the land of completely vague ratings -- Netflix -- was mired in scandal over treatment of Native Americans in the scripts for "The Ridiculous Six."
The jacked Australian couldn't rouse audiences without the hammer of "Thor," as evidenced by "Blackhat" and Ron Howard's sinker "In The Heart of the Sea."
A rare dud for Hollywood's Charmer-in-Chief Clooney came via Disney's "Tomorrowland."
The beloved entertainer is emblematic of a troubling trend among stars who can't win outside of their superhero personas. With no "Wolverine" on his plate, the Jackman effort "Pan" was a resounding letdown, and Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" also landed with a thud.
We'd never begrudge Sandy the spectacular performance of "Minions" -- but that was hardly hung on her movie star status. "Our Brand is Crisis" did not fall in line with the winning spree she's been on since Oscar winner "The Blind Side."
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"Joy" has people jonesing for a Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence reunion, but Bradley's big solo effort "Burnt" inspired countless puns for lackluster performance.
Weeks before his uneventful Netflix Christmas special, Murray dropped "Rock the Kasbah." His aging rocker jam went unheard.
The Oscar winner had a role in the bulletproof "Mockingjay Part 1," but the big-budget failure "Seventh Son" and indie "Freeheld" did not perform.
The former Disney star's enduring popularity is gold for ensemble comedies like "Neighbors," but DJ drama "We Are Your Friends" didn't turn any box office tables -- and came and went as easily as Efron peels off a tank top.