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Sylvester Stallone Didn't Make Money for "Rocky Balboa"

Posted: August 7th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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We've all heard how studios use creative accounting to show that some of their most lucrative movies, like "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter," still loose money. And it all has to do with back-end points that actors and directors take instead of a higher upfront payments. The points are basically shares of profits. And the only way studios can avoid paying actors is to come up with a way to show that their movies lost money.

Now, during his promotion of "The Expendables," Sylvester Stallone revealed that he decided to make the 2006 "Rocky Balboa" movie due to a declining career. He went on to write the script, direct the film and star in it. So how much did he make for all his efforts, which included months of intense training?

"I haven't seen a dime yet. [It made] nearly $200 million. That's life, eh? That's how it works these days," Stallone told GQ. "They have this thing called 'back end.' Or 'Watch my back end move into the horizon as you lie there, shackled in naivety.' You can make a movie for $12 million that makes $250 million, but it still ends up in the red. The studios say they added $50 million in publicity in the Ukraine or somewhere, and you're like, 'What?'"

But even though Stallone feels terrible for being fooled, he is still happy that he made "Rocky Balboa" since it gave him the chance to make a new "Rambo" movie and "The Expendables."

Source: GQ


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Man in Black writes:
on August 7th, 2010 at 9:43:47 PM

get paid up front sly
OneTime writes:
on August 7th, 2010 at 10:00:04 PM

sly, even tho ur old and will prob die soon.....you're the f*ckin man
CCBlev writes:
on August 7th, 2010 at 10:47:56 PM

^lol
sly is da man. Bring on The Expendables. So glad he made Rocky Balboa though.
DustinPutmansucksDick writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 12:24:53 AM

looks like he didn't care much since it gave him a chance to make Rambo and Expendables, the studios are bunch of d*cks, thankfully Stallone is a class act and a bad mothaf*cker.
moods_001 writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 1:35:09 AM

Well, Sly got fooled after he fooled us with this stupid sequel. There was absolutely no need for "Rocky's on growth hormones" (aka Rocky Balboa) or "Rambo in a t-shirt" (aka Rambo 4).

Let's hope The Expendables is worth it; and if it's not, then I'll be glad that Sly will be living with that broken neck of his for the rest of his life.
trailertrash writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 2:26:54 AM

They have this thing called 'back end,

Lohan has to give that up on the old casting couch before she even makes a movie ...
trailertrash writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 2:28:06 AM

Thought Rocky Balboa and Rambo were both good movies !!

CC- Expendables is nearly here !!!
trailertrash writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 2:37:46 AM

Sly is cool about this, he knows he was paid $10mil plus for Stop or My Mum will Shoot ,

that's the Hollywood circle of life...
Ranger writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 4:15:38 AM

@OneTime - lol.
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 9:17:28 AM

It's a studio, Sly...of course they gonna back door people for money. But, rocky 6 was solid and it led to the expendables. Good, for u. Now, the logical step is to f*ck over ur career again and get started on oscar 2. lol.
Crazyhorse writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 9:48:07 AM

Enjoyed both hopefully Expendables will be as good and hopefully better than the A-team

Because after the A-team and a few other movies this summers movies have sucked
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 11:28:18 AM

He may not have made any money on it, but he got a f*ckin' Academy award ... all the while, Hollywood bit it in the ass.

That, my friends, is the American Dream.
MoneyHayabusa writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 11:50:10 AM

Greenlight hundreds of sh*t movies that lose money and then f*ck over the people who actually make you money... Mmm good luck with that business model, Hollywood.
scarface85 writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 2:05:36 PM

money hayabusa: true true

Scott Baiowulf writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 5:10:03 PM

rambo 4 was pure viking badassery
encoreyourface writes:
on August 8th, 2010 at 5:26:30 PM

those sick hollywood sh*ts
Johnny Neat writes:
on August 9th, 2010 at 12:07:17 AM

The studios are playing it like the record companies. And they wonder why people get their stuff on the back end so to speak. f*cking greedy bastards.
telur writes:
on August 9th, 2010 at 3:15:41 AM

Eat Pray Love will beat The Expendables
TRUEMAN writes:
on August 9th, 2010 at 8:53:11 AM

moods_001 HEY GOLUM IS MINE MINE MY PRECIUS!

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