Some of the mega stars from the past haven’t been doing well at the box office. While they were able to dominate for many years, those days are in the past. We’re in a new reality with fresh, new stars and the old ones just don’t factor in anymore. For their careers to really thrive, they’re going to have to start accepting supporting roles cause the leading ones now belong to a new generation. We’ve tracked down some former mega stars and we’ve examined their careers. It isn’t looking good. They just don’t draw in the crowds like they used to. Here are 7 mega stars who have lost their box office appeal!
7. Mel Gibson
Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, everything Mel Gibson touched turned to box office gold. He had the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, which was hugely successful, as well as “Braveheart,” which earned him a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Director and “The Passion of the Christ,” which was a major commercial hit, grossing over $600 million while it was in theatres.
Unfortunately for Gibson, his career ended up taking a huge nosedive after reports of him making anti-Semitic remarks to a police officer were made public. Things got even worse for him when his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva filed a restraining order against him, accusing him of physically assaulting her. Then tapes surfaced of him making disparaging comments about her. As a result, Gibson is anything but bankable. One of the last films he starred in, “The Beaver,” was a certified flop, earning only $6.4 million at the box office. Production costs were $21 million.Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com