Chris Pine on Big Budget Films and Box Office Flops

The residual success of J.J. AbramsStar Trek has lingered since it’s explosive release in 2009. Longtime fans of “Star Trek” and non-fans alike discovered that the science fiction genre is not exclusive to one kind of audience demographic.

Obviously, the feeling was mutual with Paramount pictures, as they quickly ordered a sequel, following the film’s 2009 summer release.

In Abrams’ Star Trek, Chris Pine plays a younger version of Captain Jim Kirk (originally portrayed by William Shatner in the 1960’s television series). Pine recently talked with Collider about the pressure of creating a big budget sequel.

Pine explained that higher budget films can mean a bigger gamble for the studio. “Generally speaking, the more money that’s involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it’s not going to fail.”

However, Pine seems to think that there is very little that can be done to guarantee a film’s success. “If you’re a part of that process of whether it’s going to fail or succeed, you’re only human and you hope that it does well.”

Pine also explained that, as an actor in any project, you can not ensure that a movie will do well at the box office. “There is only so much, as an actor, that you can do. People are either going to respond to it or not, and I would drive myself crazy if I tried to control it anymore than that, other than a really fervent desire that people come and watch it and like it. We at least tried to do a really good job.”

Pine also went on to talk about films that do turn out to be, well, bad. “Critics think we try to make bad films. They think we want to spend five months of our lives making something bad.”

Pine said that even the worst box office flops had truly committed teams working to try to make them great. “We always go out with the best of intentions, whether it’s fluffy comedy or a drama. It’s always in the effort of, ‘Please come, like it, enjoy it, take something away!’”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wondercon-falling-skies-intervie.jpg
WonderCon: ‘Falling Skies’ Interview with Moon Bloodgood & Seychelle Gabriel
Moon Bloodgood and Seychelle Gabriel were at WonderCon to talk about the upcoming season of TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’. The show is the story of life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as Tom Mason, a college professor who became an unlikely resistance leader. Bloodgood is Dr. Ann Glass, [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wondercon-dawn-of-the-planet-of.jpg
WonderCon: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Press Conference with Gary Oldman & Andy Serkis
Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis and Director Matt Reeves were at WonderCon to talk about the upcoming, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I loved the first one and can’t wait for this to come out. Serkis is terrific in everything and to watch him go to e-to-toe with Oldman will be a [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wondercon-how-to-train-your-drag.jpg
WonderCon: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Press Conference with Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel and writer/director Dean DeBlois were at WonderCon to chat about the upcoming sequel, How To Train Your Dragon 2. In the press conference, they talk about the film, how Baruchel feels like he’s taken ownership of his character and a bit about his acting career. The film is in theaters June 13th.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wondercon-sean-bean-tina-majorin.jpg
WonderCon: Sean Bean, Tina Majorino, Ali Larter & Morris Chestnut Talk ‘Legends’
The cast and executive producer of TNT’s new show, Legends held a press conference at WonderCon to talk about the show, their characters and more. Legends is based on the book by spy novelist Robert Littellon and stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) as Martin Odum, an undercover agent working [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/john-turturro-narrates-a-scene-f.jpg
John Turturro Narrates a Scene from His New FIlm, ‘Fading Gigolo’
John Turturro narrates a sequence from his film, Fading Gigolo. The film, which written and directed by Turturro and stars Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Sophia Vergara, is about how Turturro’s character falls into the becoming a gigolo, thanks to his “pimp”, played by Allen.