Dakota Johnson not surprised 'Madame Web’ flopped, says she'll probably 'never do anything like it again'

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Sony’s “Madame Web” is 1 of nan biggest flops successful comic book movie history. The Dakota Johnson-led tentpole has only grossed $40 cardinal truthful acold astatine nan home container office, and its worldwide gross remains nether nan $100 cardinal people aft 3 weekends of release. Critics besides eviscerated nan movie (it boasts a 12% people connected Rotten Tomatoes from 225 reviews).

For its star, nan reception to “Madame Web” did not travel arsenic a shock.

“Unfortunately, I’m not amazed that this has gone down nan measurement it has,” Johnson told Bustle successful a caller interview.

“Is location a logic for that?,” nan publication asked her.

“It’s truthful difficult to get movies made, and successful these large movies that get made — and it’s moreover starting to hap pinch nan small ones, which is what’s really freaking maine retired — decisions are being made by committees, and creation does not do good erstwhile it’s made by committee,” Johnson answered.

“Films are made by a filmmaker and a squad of artists astir them," she said. "You cannot make creation based connected numbers and algorithms. My emotion has been for a agelong clip that audiences are highly smart, and executives person started to judge that they’re not. Audiences will ever beryllium capable to sniff retired bulls---. Even if films commencement to beryllium made pinch AI, humans aren’t going to fucking want to spot those.

“But it was decidedly an acquisition for maine to make that movie,” Johnson continued. “I had ne'er done thing for illustration it before. I astir apt will ne'er do thing for illustration it again because I don’t make consciousness successful that world. And I cognize that now. But sometimes successful this industry, you motion connected to something, and it’s 1 point and past arsenic you’re making it, it becomes a wholly different thing, and you’re like, Wait, what? But it was a existent learning experience, and of people it’s not bully to beryllium a portion of thing that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t opportunity that I don’t understand.”

“Madame Web” is group successful Sony’s Spider-Man beingness and stars Johnson arsenic Cassandra Webb, a paramedic who gains nan expertise to spot nan early aft a near-death experience. Her newfound powerfulness brings her successful interaction pinch 3 young girls (Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced and Celeste O’Connor) who are being hunted by an evil explorer.

During her “Madame Web” property tour, Johnson was often blunt erstwhile talking astir nan existent authorities of Hollywood. She told L’Officiel that it is “majorly disheartening” to effort and get movies made nowadays.

“The group who tally streaming platforms don’t spot imaginative group aliases artists to cognize what’s going to work, and that is just going to make america implode,” she said. “It’s really heartbreaking. It’s conscionable fucking truthful hard. It’s truthful difficult to get thing made. All of nan worldly I’m willing successful making is really different, and it’s unsocial and it’s very guardant successful immoderate it is.”

“Madame Web” is still playing successful theaters nationwide from Sony. Head complete to Bustle’s website to publication Johnson’s latest floor plan successful its entirety.