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‘Pattern is developing for her, not with Pitt or Chizelle’: Industry Expert Explains Why Fans Are Calling Margot Robbie a Franchise Killer After Babylon’s Disastrous Box Office Run

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Margot Robbie is best known for her role as Harley Quinn in the DC Universe, but that is not the only role she had played. Her upcoming movie, Barbie, is seeing a lot of hype from the fans. The actress’ latest movie, Babylon was unfortunately not that big of a hit, in fact, it was the exact opposite.

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Margot Robbie plays Nellie LaRoy in Babylon

Starring alongside Brad Pitt and Tobey Maguire, the movie was supposed to be her change in a streak of bad movies. She has taken full responsibility for how the movie turned out and made sure that Chizelle and Pitt’s careers are untouched. Barbie could possibly be her last attempt in order to stay a part of big-budget projects.

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Margot Robbie Takes Full Blame For Babylon‘s Poor Box Office Run

Margot Robbie‘s previous movie, Amsterdam was a massive failure at the box office, much like her latest. She had been on every poster including the main one for Babylon, while Brad Pitt and Chizelle were only the side characters of the movie. Robbie was the protagonist of the film. The box office response to the movie was massively low, and it only adds to the actress’s list of movies that were supposed to do well but bombed.

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Margot Robbie

She hasn’t been the protagonist of a box office hit yet and every time that she did star in one, the response was not that which she was looking for. While Brad Pitt will easily get another big-budget movie in which he might star, Chizelle would perhaps not be a given a big-budget movie for a while. Many would dispute as to why Pitt is paid more than Robbie in a movie that the actress was the lead in, but the answer to that would be just as simple. Brad Pitt is a much bigger actor than The Suicide Squad actress and that would naturally make his pay bigger than hers.

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Fans Share Their Opinion On Margot Robbie Taking The Blame

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Margot Robbie as Barbie

While many fans are defending the actress and how she is not fully responsible for how the movie did, others point out as to how movies that she has starred in that have been box office bombs.

Another factor that comes into play here is how post the pandemic, the audience has been very selective as to what movie they would choose to see in the theatre. And if they were to be questioned about this movie, they would choose not to see it instead.

Also Read: ‘As expected’: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie’s ‘Babylon’ is a Colossal Box Office Bomb, Fans Blame Everything from Poor Marketing To Winter Storm

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.