King Arthur Suffers Legend of the Flop

$175M Guy Ritchie film scores disastrous $14.7M, behind 'Guardians,' 'Snatched'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 14, 2017 11:07 AM CDT
Goldie Hawn, right, and Amy Schumer in a scene from "Snatched."   (Justina Mintz)
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(Newser) – 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, reports the AP. The action pic starring Charlie Hunnam as Arthur debuted in third place behind the raunchy, R-rated Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched, in second place with $17.5 million. From there, the drop-off was dramatic, reports Box Office Mojo, with The Fate of the Furious in fourth with $5.3 million and The Boss Baby landing fifth with $4.6 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continued its first place reign with $63 million. The i sequel has earned $246.2 million domestically in just two weeks. Neither King Arthur nor Snatched were well-received by critics. Snatched fell behind Schumer's Trainwreck, which opened to $30.6 million in July 2015. (Read more box office stories.)

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