Puzzler: Charlize in flop Dark Places
It did better in the US, making over $160,000 from 151 venues over two weeks. But it is still nearly as bad as Danny Dyer’s 2013 flop Run For Your Wife, which banked just £602 at the UK box office.
Luckily, Charlize has a few strings to her bow. Last year, she starred opposite Tom Hardy, 38, in Mad Max: Fury Road – the best performer at the Oscars
It took six awards: Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing and both Sound Mixing and Editing.
And she is highly regarded by the Academy, which asked her to present Best Original Screenplay at the bash earlier this week.
Charlize has recently spoken out about the lack of “female-driven” films. A study found 2% of protagonists in last year’s top 100 grossing films were women.
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She said last month: “You know, people say, ‘What’s wrong with Hollywood? I want to make female-driven movies’. That’s not where the problem lies, it lies with us in society.”
Despite her flop setback, Charlize – who split with actor Sean Penn last year – looked happy as she stepped out in Hollywood with a mystery man on Monday.