I doubt you could call an $18 million opening for the pricey space romance “Passengers” passable, even if this wasn’t a four-day holiday weekend. Even if it wasn’t the poorly-reviewed pic’s opening weekend.
There’s no spinning the bad news on “Assassin’s Creed,” either. It opened Wed. and will have tallied $22 million by midnight Monday. On a $130 million budget? Nope.
“Why Him?” is giving audiences a “Why bother?” vibe. Weak reviews didn’t help. It will clear $15 million by end of biz the day after Christmas.
But enough bad news. “Sing,” an animated all-star animals sing the hits “comedy,” is pulling families in. To the tune of $76 million, per Deadline.com.
And “Rogue One” have tallied $108 million by Monday night, despite a middling 55% fall-off from its opening weekend. “Force Awakens” scared people off, and one more movie about a Death Star — even one about building it and stealing “those plans,” may be too many.
“Collateral Beauty” is bombing and could lower Will Smith’s salary quote. But he may have a little longer grace period, even though “Concussion” under-performed and “Suicide Squad” — which did over $325 million — left nobody happy.