'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office
The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived.
Studio estimates on Sunday say director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opened to a bleak $14.7 million from more than 3,700 locations, against a costly $175-million production budget.
The gritty reimaging of the excalibur myth, starring Charlie Hunnam as Arthur debuted in third place behind box office leader Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Snatched at number two.
Warner Bros was unsurprisingly disappointed at the poor showing for King Arthur, but hopeful for the rest of its summer slate, including Wonder Woman and Christopher Nolan's Dunkir.
Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at United States and Canadian theatres according to comScore:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, $63 million ($52.2 million international).
2. Snatched, $17.5 million ($3.2 million international).
3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, $14.7 million ($29.1 million international).
4. The Fate of the Furious, $5.3 million ($13.6 million international).
5. The Boss Baby, $4.6 million ($8.7 million international).
6. Beauty and the Beast, $3.9 million ($7.5 million international).
7. How to be a Latin Lover, $3.8 million ($3.7 million international).
8. Lowriders, $2.4 million.
9. The Circle, $1.7 million ($810,000 international).
10. MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (2017), $1.7 million ($1.5 million international).