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Ishtar Movie Made $15M

May 28, 2014 by  

Ishtar Movie Made $15M, One of the most notorious films on this list, this 1987 farce about two lounge singers played by Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman who travel to Morocco is so legendarily bad, it’s never been released on DVD in the United States. This box office failure Ishtar. The movie actually make Ishtar movie made $15M.

Action star Jackie Chan had top billing in this globe-trotting adventure. Even though it was a major box office bomb upon its theatrical release, Disney finally managed to turn a profit with DVD sales. This box office bomb Ishtar. The movie actually make Around the World in 80 Days movie lost $67M after production.

Ishtar is a 1987 American comedy written and directed by Elaine May in a production of Warren Beatty, who co-starred with Dustin Hoffman. They play a duo of incredibly untalented American lounge singers who travel to a booking in Morocco and stumble into a four-party Cold War standoff.

Shot on location in Morocco and New York City by Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the production drew media attention before its release for substantial cost overruns on top of a lavish budget, and reports of clashes between director, producer, and cinematographer. A change in studio management at Columbia Pictures during post-production also led to professional and personal difficulties that undermined the film’s release.

Despite its problems, the film opened to mixed reviews, but still became a notorious failure at the box office. Janet Maslin, in The New York Times, wrote “The worst of it is painless; the best is funny, sly, cheerful and, here and there, even genuinely inspired”, while Roger Ebert called it “truly dreadful”. As of 2012, it has been released on DVD only in Europe.

Beatty felt indebted to May, who in addition to cowriting his 1978 hit Heaven Can Wait had done a major uncredited rewrite on the script of his Academy Award-winning Reds and helped immensely with its postproduction. He began looking for a project to do with her, one she could write and direct. She had never, he believed, had a sufficiently protective producer, and by starring in and producing her next film he could give her the chance to make the film he believed her to be creatively and commercially capable of making.

At a dinner with Beatty and Bert Fields, their agent, May said she would like to do a variant on the Road to… movies of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, set in the Middle East. Her idea would feature Beatty and a costar as a mediocre singer-songwriter duo who would go to Morocco and get caught in the crossfire between the Central Intelligence Agency and a local left-wing guerrilla group. She thought it would be funny to cast Beatty against type as the Hope part, the bumbler of the duo, while the costar, possibly Dustin Hoffman, would play the self-assured ladies’ man that Crosby usually took.

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