Fruits of labor.

Baywatch flopped, and now movie studios are blaming Rotten Tomatoes

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Only 20% of critics’ reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes were positive.

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Some insiders are also blaming the review aggregator for Baywatch’s failure in the box office.

(L-R) Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in BAYWATCH by Paramount Pictures, Montecito Picture Company, FlynnPicture Co., and Fremantle Productions

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Meanwhile, the audience really liked the movie. Of the reviews coming from viewers, 70% were positive.

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People in the movie business, including The Rock, are angry with that disconnect between critics and audience.

Fruits of labor.
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Instead of $40 million in the first five days, Baywatch made only $22 million in the first four days.

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But part of the issue is that Hollywood is lacking in creativity and counting on too much existing material, from classic series to superhero franchises.

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