Gerard Butler’s plan to become “The Tom Hanks of Action” hits an ironic snag

Dubbed the “king of B-movies,” a title he’s earned well over a decade, it was a bit of a surprise to hear Gerard Butler Admit he was as humbled as he was disappointed when he was anointed as reigning monarch of the mid-budget runner and shooter.

In the Scot’s own words, he’d much rather be “the Tom Hanks of action movies,” making it all the more ironic that Butler’s new adrenaline-pumping escapade plane is easily defeated at the box office by mild-mannered drama A man named Ottoin which, of course, none other than America’s Dad himself plays the leading role.

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The mere presence of two-time Oscar winner and sane icon Hanks is more than enough to entice audiences to part with their hard-earned cash and the remake of the 2015 Swedish film A man named Ove is on course for a solid opening weekend of $12 million over the MLK holiday weekend.

levelDespite some of the best reviews Butler has seen in years, he’s poised to land under the Hanks-led feature with a decent $10 million arc. It’s one thing to say you want to emulate one of the most loved and loved stars of modern times, but it’s quite another to do it.

The parallels between Butler and Hanks aren’t exactly obvious, but we know which one has more appeal when it comes to ticket sales, and sadly, it doesn’t 300 Veteran. At least not yet, since he still has time to fulfill his wish. Gerard Butler’s plan to become “The Tom Hanks of Action” hits an ironic snag

Lindsay Lowe

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