This past Friday, two films were released that were supposed to be box office boons for the early months of the year. Instead, it looks like two studios have gone on a bombing run on theaters, since those two films have apparently crashed on their opening days.
According to Variety, Jupiter Ascending from Warner Bros. and Seventh Son from Universal and Legendary were both released in theaters yesterday, and both films are making a far less impressive debut than the studios were hoping. On a budget of $175 million, the estimated weekend take for the Wachowskis’ latest effort is a pretty dismal $18 million. While it’s not the lowest opening figure for a Wachowski film — that honor belongs to 2012’s Cloud Atlas — it’s still way under expectations and does not bode well for the remaining theatrical run of the film.
Seventh Son from Universal and Legendary Pictures is slated to open with $6.6 million. Previously, it was estimated that the film is already on track to lose about $85 million, which is poor news for Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures. After already suffering a box office setback with Michael Mann’s Blackhat, the failure of Seventh Son would make for potential trouble at the studio.
For more on the eventual weekend takes of both films, be on the lookout for our box office report tomorrow.
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