Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and others struggle to get back on top
The Situation: Inextricably linked to some of the biggest films of all-time, Ford's box office appeal has been less than certain lately. With the exception of the critically reviled "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (which even he seems to dislike), Ford's films in the last decade -- "K-19: The Widowmaker," "Hollywood Homicide," "Firewall," "Crossing Over," Extraordinary Measures," "Morning Glory" and last summer's bomb "Cowboys & Aliens" -- have barely registered a blip at the box office. "Ender's Game" suffered from mixed press and he was mostly just winking at us from the sidelines of "Anchorman 2" and "Expendables 3." We're only a little worried about any film that stars Blake Lively, which is his next "The Age of Adaline."
Why there's hope: Three of Ford's best-beloved films/franchises (Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Blade Runner) are still hot talked-out items for sequels, and he's obviously already signed on to one of those -- "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens," a guaranteed box office windfall.