July 22, 2017  

'GOTG Vol. 2' Remains at No. 1 at Box Office, 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Flops

May 15, 2017 (2:18 am) GMT
Guy Ritchie-directed 'King Arthur', which unexpectedly opens with an alarming $15.4 against its $175 million budget, is on track to be the first big summer flop.
'GOTG Vol. 2' Remains at No. 1 at Box Office, 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Flops

"" still tops domestic box office in its second weekend. The "" sequel nabbed $65 million, bringing its domestic cume to over $248 million. So far, the superhero movie has earned a total of $637 million globally.

Fox's Mother's Day action comedy "", starring and , opened with $19.5 million from 3,501 theaters. The movie was made with a modest $42 million, but it still hoped for a bigger cume. "Snatched", which follows Hawn and Schumer as mother and daughter who are abducted on their vacation in Ecuador, earned a B CinemaScore.

Meanwhile, big-budgeted "" didn't make a very good start. The movie directed by Guy Ritchie only managed to earn $15.4 million against its $175 million budget, marking the first big bomb of summer 2017. The epic movie didn't open very well in international markets either, nabbing only a shy $29.1 million from 51 markets.

Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein said that the concept of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" just "didn't resonate with a broad audience" and that they were "disappointed" and "had higher hopes." While the movie starring and gained a B+ CinemaScore from the audiences, it only earned a 27 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sitting on No. 4 at domestic box office was blockbuster "", which gained $5.4 million, while rounding out the top five was *"", which nabbed a pleasant $4.5 million domestically.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for May 12-14, 2017:

  1. "" - $65 million
  2. "" - $19.5 million
  3. "" - $15.4 million
  4. "" - $5.4 million
  5. *"" - $4.8 million
  6. *"" - $4.5 million
  7. "" - $3.9 million
  8. "" - $2.4 million
  9. "" - $1.8 million
  10. "" - $1.6 million

UPDATE (May 15, 2017): *When the final figures came out on Monday, May 15, it was revealed that "Beauty and the Beast" earned $4.8 million over the weekend, while "The Boss Baby" took in $4.5 million, hence the two movies swapped places.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Comic-Con: 'The Walking Dead' First Season 8 Trailer Teases Major Time Jump
  2. Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green Make Out During L.A. Coffee Run: We Are in Love
  3. Beyonce's Madame Tussauds Wax Figure 'Adjusted' After Whitewashing Controversy
  4. Is Ben Affleck Done Playing Batman? WB Reportedly Plans His Exit
  5. Is Meek Mill Finally Ready to End Longtime Feud With Drake?
  6. This Transgender Performer Suggests She Had an Affair With Kanye West
  7. Block B's U-Kwon Tells a Fan She Looks Like Crap
  8. Louis Tomlinson Says His Mom's Dying Wish Was for Him to Reconcile With Zayn Malik