'Fifth Estate' is 2013's Worst Film
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The WikiLeaks film "The Fifth Estate" has been named the worst film of 2013 by Forbes magazine. The drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, won the not particularly prestigious title due to its awful takings-to-budget ratio. The movie's budget totaled up to $28 million and the movie only brought in an incredibly meager $6 million. This was only twenty-one percent of the budget.
The movie was tipped for awards and seemed like a shoo-in for box office success, according to The Guardian. Cumberbatch's popularity, stemming from his role on the hit show "Sherlock," coupled with the Oscar-winning director Bill Condon somehow did not prove to be a winning combination this time.
Ranking in at second place on the list was Sylvester Stallone's movie "Bullet to the Head." It made $9 million on a $25 million budget. Third place went to "Paranoia," which starred the big names of Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. "Paranoia" brought in only $13.5 million on its $35 million budget.
In addition to its poor performance, the real-life inspiration for "The Fifth Estate" and founder of WikiLeaks,Julian Assange, chose to completely distance himself from the film. He wrote a strongly worded letter to Cumberbatch calling the movie "wretched" among other choice words.