He is even in the ranks of the highest-earning actors. Of course, it’s not surprising because every film he starred in was always a huge success. One of them is Titanic , which was the highest-grossing film before being surpassed by Avatar .
Other films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Once Upon in Hollywood, and Don’t Look Up are also masterpieces of this Los Angeles-born actor. However, behind his success, it turns out that there are also several films starring that failed at the box office . Some of his films are considered unsold in the market.
Don’s Plum is an indie drama film with a black and white theme. The film, which was first released in 2001, was directed by RD Robb. Not only Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’s Plum also stars Tobey Maguire. However, Leo’s big name after starring in Titanic has not been able to lift this film.
This film tells the story of a group of teenagers growing up who meet every week to discuss his miserable life. Unfortunately, this film received less attention from the public because it only pocketed a profit of less than 42 thousand US Dollars.
Leonardo DiCaprio once played Arthur Rimbaud, a famous French poet in the 19th century in Total Eclipse. This film tells about the relationship between Rimbaud and his mentor, Paul Verlaine, who at that time was called a deviant. Moreover, Paul was engaged to Mathilde Maute.
The film, which was released in 1995, also stars David Thewlis and Romane Bohringer. However, it’s a shame because this biopic was less than successful at the box office . Total Eclipse earned revenues of US$ 340 thousand or Rp. 4.8 billion.
Leo did not become the main character in the film Poison Ivy . However, his character is fairly important in the thriller drama film that was released in 1992. Leonardo DiCaprio stars opposite Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, and Tom Skeerritt in this film directed by Katt Shea.
Poison Ivy tells the story of a teenager named Ivy who befriends a rich shy girl in order to enjoy her wealth. This film earned a profit of 1.8 million US dollars or Rp. 25 billion. Although not as successful as other Leo films, Poison Ivy was made into a franchise consisting of four films.
The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Jim Carroll. Leo plays the figure of Jim Carroll who dreams of becoming a basketball player. Unfortunately, his ideals began to be threatened because Jim’s youth began to fall into illegal drugs.
The film, which also stars Bruno Kirby, Lorraine Bracco, and Mark Wahlberg, has a fairly high rating on IMDb, which is 7.3. This biographical film, which was released in 1995, earned US$2.4 million or as much as Rp34 billion, which is actually quite high.
This Boy’s Life
The 47-year-old actor has often starred in biographical films. One of them is the film This Boy’s Life which was released in 1993. The film is adapted based on a memoir written by Tobias Wolff, an American author.
Leo plays Toby, who is said to have a stepfather who often abuses him. Toby grows up hating his environment and plans to run away from his house. This film earned quite a lot of income, amounting to 4 million US dollars or Rp. 57 billion.
It can be concluded that Leonardo DiCaprio’s films which were less successful in the market were mostly released in the 90s. Currently, almost all the films that starred always get a high income. So, which one have you watched yourself?