The Mother’s Day weekend box office didn’t do any favors to King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — but it really helped a mom-focused movie turn into a surprise hit!
Schumer and Hawn’s comedy flick netted a grand total of $17.5 million, which was good enough for first place this week at the box office, but still a disappointing show in its own right considering Schumer’s previous movie — Trainwreck — did $30 million in 2015.
But even though the weekend was slow for that comedy genre, the real story was the HUGE bomb of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
The movie cost $175 million to make before marketing, but it opened up as a flop of epic proportions, bringing in just $14.7 million from 3,702 theaters at its opening weekend, making it the first HUGE bomb of the summer season and truly one of the worst openings EVER for a big-budget studio film.
It was a tough weekend all around, with media outlets reporting these last three days as among the slowest Mother’s Day weekends ever for new releases in terms of revenue.
But still… King Arthur completely bombed, to the point of nearly making history as one of the worst big-budget openers EVER.
Suddenly, Schumer’s substandard box office pull this time around is starting to look pretty good!
What about U, Perezcious readers?! Did you see anything at the box office this weekend??
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[Image via 20th Century Fox.]