Box Office: “Arthur” awful, “Snatched” struggles, but “The Wall” is the biggest bomb of all

boxA weak weekend for May movies, as everything new out of the gate gained no traction. Well, a couple of limited releases made inroads, but the big bucks fare flopped.

“King Arthur,” as seemed obvious Thursday night, is tanking. Sixteen million seems on the high end of expectations as Mother’s Day unfolds.

Then there was “Snatched,” whose reviews weren’t nearly as awful. But Amy Schumer’s reign of naughty narcissism may be over — $16 million? That’s awful for an R-rated comedy follow up to “Trainwreck.”

Nobody NOBODY went to see “The Wall.” Reviews were mixed, but it was on over 3,000 screens and didn’t make a million. Iraq War? Old news.

Lowriders” cracked the top ten, despite only being on 300 or so screens. But Latin youth audience turnout for this generational gang picture with Demian Bichir as the only big name in the cast.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” plummeted from a $146 million opening to abut $62 — to be expected, but steep. Very steep — over 60%. Not quite a Tyler Perry Plunge (70%). It will make its money until “Alien” eats into it next week.

 

 

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