Earlier today we previewed Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter wherein it appears that she has finally seen the light and decided to turn her life around for the better … but right now, we are reminded just how far Lindsay has to go to find true career success. Lindsay’s new movie The Canyons opened in theaters this weekend and unfortunately for her (and the folks who shelled out the money to fund the film), it appears that the movie will turn out to be her biggest box office flop to date. It’s been a very long time since Lindsay has enjoyed success in film and yet, people still putting her in movies. It is reported that it cost $250,000 to make The Canyons … but thus far ticket and download sales of The Canyons has only brought in about $30,000. Yikes.
Lindsay Lohan’s comeback movie “The Canyons” has become her biggest flop to date after bringing in a measly $30,100 at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend. The actress appears onscreen alongside real life porn star James Deen in the low-budget erotic thriller, but the film failed to gross even a fraction of its reported $250,000 production costs in American cinema takings over the weekend. The movie was widely panned by critics and its paltry takings makes it Lohan’s biggest film failure in terms of opening weekend earnings figures, especially when compared to her earlier efforts – hit comedy “Mean Girls” made an impressive $86 million when it opened in the U.S. in 2004, while “Herbie: Fully Loaded” made $64 million in 2005. Before “The Canyons,” Lohan’s lowest grossing film was “Chapter 27” which co-starred Jared Leto as Mark Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, earning a first weekend total of just $56,215 in 2008.
OOF! I guess the only good thing about this terrible news is that The Canyons was made BEFORE Lindsay went to rehab and reported started cleaning up her act. It’s possible that the film could continue to bring in money but it seems more likely that the people who were ever willing to pay for this movie have already done so. And just because The Canyons flopped so bad, it doesn’t mean that her movie career is completely over … BUT, I think it’s going to take many years of serious hard work for Lindsay to ever get back her ability to deliver a good performance on screen again. At this point, anyone foolish enough to cast Lindsay Lohan in any of their movies is just asking for failure. It’s probably a better idea for Lindsay to focus on cleaning up her life for a few years before she attempts to seriously reboot her acting career.