Unforgettable Was Entirely Forgettable At The Box Office As The Fate Of The Furious Dominates AGAIN!

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What a weird weekend at the box office!

We knew The Fate Of The Furious was going to keep doing well, so let’s get that one out of the way first, because the numbers continue to be staggering: in its second weekend out in theaters, Furious 8 did $38.7 million, which gives it a domestic ten-day total now at $163.6 million!


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Globally, the film is doing even better, with a $908.4 million haul globally, including an unheard-of $318 million in China alone, making it quite literally one of the most popular movies in the history of the world!!!

But that’s not really where the story was, as it instead centers on two MASSIVE flops: Unforgettable and The Promise.

Unforgettable, starring Katherine Heigl, opened at just $4.8 million, which is a career worst for the actress. There’s good news here — the film only cost $12 million to make — but there’s no question that’s a REALLY bad opener for a film with higher expectations and some star power (Rosario Dawson and Geoff Stults in addition to Heigl).

The other big bust at the box office was Christian Bale‘s new move The Promise, a film about the Armenian genocide that cost an astounding $100 million to make and brought in just $4.1 million in its first weekend out in theaters.

The entire film was financed by one man — the late Kirk Kerkorian, who was of Armenian descent — and producers are pushing it as a win for the awareness surrounding Armenian genocide, but there’s no question the film itself, from a business standpoint, was a massive flop in theaters.

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Two more minor films also opened in theaters this weekend, too: Phoenix Forgotten ($2 million opener from 1,592 theaters), and Free Fire ($1 million from 1,070 theaters).

Neither one of those movies were expected to be anywhere near as big as Unforgettable or The Promise, but each was expected to do better than they did. Oops.

Tough weekend at the box office?!

Maybe… or maybe it’s just The Fate of the Furious‘ world… and we’re all just livin’ in it!!!

[Image via Universal Pictures.]

Apr 23, 2017 7:37pm PST

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