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." "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.