Originally Posted by cherokeesam
I *wish* it couldn't be denied, but outside of Thor and Loki, Chris and Tom can't generate any box office buzz at all. The Deep Blue Sea? Midnight In Paris? War Horse? The Cabin in the Woods? Red Dawn? Rush? Check the numbers. Nobody's rushing (pun) out to see Chris Hemsworth or Tom Hiddleston on simply a name basis. Even the big box office for Snow White and the Huntsman is far more likely to be attributable to K-Stew's tweenie fanbase rather than Hem's.
Midmight in Paris made $56,473,065. that's more than To Rome With Love, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Whatever Works, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Cassandra's Dream combined and one of the highest grossing Woody Allen movies of all time.
And Rush should be Chris' first Oscar nomination, just saying. I'm not shocked that a F1 movie hasn't made much money in the US, but in countries with a deep F1 tradition it was very successful. It was the highest grossing movie three weeks in a row here in Austria and the critics loved it.