A $2.8 million opening is a death blow for the Blake Lively “La Femme Nikita” turn, the $50 million and much delayed “The Rhythm Section.”
That is below even the most pessimistic predictions forbthe violent, well shot and edited thriller.
Can Blake still “open” a movie after this?
Reimagining “Gretel & Hansel” into a flatly-acted and over designed fright fest without the frights didn’t work out, either. It only pulled in $6 million, in a dead heat with the second weekend of “The Gentlemen.”
“Bad Boys” hit their $17 million mark, “1917” came in second on its way to the $120 million domestic box office mark. ($9.6, it now stands at $119)
“Parasite” is still cleaning up.