Bad weather was initially blamed for the lackluster performance of Will Smith's film Seven Pounds at the boxoffice. Now there are rumors that studio execs are pointing the blame at Will for not delivering. Maybe somebody should find whomever decided to market this downer organ donor movie mess as the "feel good movie of the holiday season." Will Smith's fans were obviously dissappointed by the bait and switch. Will Smith and Rosario Dawson are promoting the movie overseas with premieres in Paris and Germany. Click here to read our Seven Pounds movie review. Click here for red carpet photos.
Therefore the poor box office results of his latest movies “7 Pounds”, which made less about $60 million world-wide to date, has movie executives pointing the finger at Smith. Once producer spoke rather blunt about the situation claiming “if he wants to ask for $25 million per movie then he’s gotta’ deliver and this time he didn’t deliver”. In the world of movie making the decision to purchase tickets comes down to the perception of fans and many fans weren’t feeling this filming, “Will just seemed to be overacting to me. I like the funny Fresh Prince type of characters and this was way to serious.” Nevertheless, producers are scrambling to reach the $100 million dollar mark as the film cost more than $90 million to create. “7 Pounds” is now showing at theatres around the country, but may go to DVD earlier than expected to help recoup costs. source