Should’a seen that one coming.
With less than 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, tons of controversy behind the scenes and a general lack of interest, Fantastic Four is set for under $30M this weekend, with just $2.7M from Thursday shows.
If it plays like Ant-Man, it will wind up with just $24M for the weekend. That would make it one of the biggest flops in years in terms of opening weekends. It may wind up a bit above that, but this one is absolutely DOA. There’s actually a solid chance that Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation winds up in first place for the weekend if it holds well.
Low budget horror thriller The Gift also opened this weekend, to a very solid $585K from just 1,820 locations. That’s above Self/Less and As Above/So Below, both of which were playing in over 2,000 theaters. This shows a solid amount of interest, and with a budget of just $5M it looks like this could wind up being a solid little win.
Shaun the Sheep Movie took in another $715K on Thurday, putting it over the $1M mark after two days in wide release. That certainly isn’t a great start, but the main audience may turn out for weekend matinees, meaning Shaun still has a chance to turn it around.
- Fantastic Four – $24.5M
- The Gift – $8M
- Shaun the Sheep Movie – $4.0M ($5.6M Five Day)