10 Hollywood stars who need a hit
Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and others struggle to get back on top
The situation: The rubber-limbed star is still an international draw, but despite efforts to diversify his playbook, Carrey's recent films have been too costly to make much of a profit -- if at all. After a soft opening, 2005's $100 million "Fun With Dick and Jane" limped to a profit in the U.S. "Yes Man" fared marginally better in 2008, while 2009's $200 million mocap epic "A Christmas Carol" is still in the red. We won't even address 2007's "The Number 23." Last year's "Mr. Popper's Penguins," scored overseas, but cost north of $50 million and only scraped up $65 million domestic. His days of frequent blockbuster hits (the "Ace Ventura" films, "Liar Liar," "The Grinch," "Bruce Almighty") may be behind him. He reunited with his "Bruce Almighty" co-star Steve Carrell on "Burt Wonderstone," only he played second fiddle, and that film flopped. Critics dismissed "Dumb & Dumber To," though he had a nice stop-off on "Saturday Night Live" promoting it in 2014.
Why there's hope: Jim Carrey is slated to appear alongside Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves in 2016's "The Bad Batch," so maybe setting him up against some serious dudes will allow his comedy -- or at least his high energy -- to shine.