“I’m trying to fix my mind,” says Will Smith at one point in his new movie, Collateral Beauty. It’s accompanied by that quizzical crinkling of the eyebrows he does a lot these days, where it looks like he is trying to frown and look surprised at the same time. Unfortunately, the problem goes deeper than just his mind, or his eyebrows, or even this film: Smith has got a lot to fix right now. In 2009, he was ranked the “most bankable star” on the planet by Forbes, on account of his power to get movies made, and to make those movies hugely profitable. But Collateral Beauty has been the biggest flop of his career, taking a paltry $7m worldwide on its opening weekend. You would have to rack your brains to remember his last hit as a leading man – or even the last time you saw him smile.
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