Such a showing would likely put King Arthur far behind the reigning box office champ, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 expected to pull in as much as $70 million in its second weekend in North American theaters. While it topped the box offices in Russian Federation, it crucially underperformed in China, where it came in third with just over $6 million.
Second place belonged to the leading ladies of Snatched. Critics were not kind as it now sits at 36% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. It doesn't appear the counterprogramming to the male dominated summer blockbusters worked in this case.
The Warners movie cost $175 million plus, which could be high as $250 million for promotion, etc.
Intended as an earthy reimagining of the Arthurian medieval legend, King Arthur has been panned by critics nearly universally, with a Rotten Tomatoes average of 27%. In fact, it's assumed that it some point Ritchie, Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law - who makes an appearance in King Arthur as Vortigern - will get back together for a third Sherlock Holmes film. "It's one of the biggest film flops in recent memory".
Holdovers, all with relatively small drops, took the next four places on the charts.
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"The Fate of the Furious" claimed the fourth place spot, adding $5 million to its global earnings of $1.1 billion dollars. "The Boss Baby" was directed by Tom McGrath, and features the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel and Tobey Maguire. The spring hit remained in 3,067 this weekend, and has grossed over $215M domestically in five-weeks. "And I said, 'That is just unacceptable, my friend'".
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Elsewhere, Lowriders, from Blumhouse's BH Title and Imagine in association with Telemundo, cracked the top 10 despite playing in only 269 theaters. A PG-13 drama about lowrider vehicle culture with virtually no stars managed to do some pretty good business.
According to Variety, the $US175 ($237)-million film (barring marketing costs) only made $US25 ($34) million its opening weekend and future projections are looking bleak. I don't remember the last time a medieval film was successful in this market. Also, I never would have said it because I never would have imagined it happening. The film, that reportedly cost around $175 million to make, grossed just $14.7 million in the United States, and just shy of $30 million more elsewhere around the world.
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