The beefy big screen star was back in theaters this past weekend with his Die Hard-esque action flick (check out our review here). And while it’s too soon to tell, it’s not looking like this one will reach the heights of his previous top-billing efforts in recent years.
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Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Will Yun Lee, Archie Punjabi and Kylie Minogue. Written by: Carlton Cruse (screenplay) and Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore (story) Directed by: Brad Peyton
The disaster film genre came to major prominence in the 1970s, with Airport, The Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno and Earthquake. In fact, disaster films were around from the beginning of the 20th century, they just never reached the kind of commercial and critical success the aforementioned movies managed to achieve. Airport garnered 10 Oscar nominations and a Best Supporting Actress Award for Helen Hayes. The genre died out in the early 1980s and remained dormant until Titanic smashed all kinds of records in 1997. 2004’s The Day After Tomorrow brought home over one-half a billion in worldwide box office.