Published: Mon, May 15, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Sandra Brady

'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office

'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office

The biggest news this weekend is the disappointing box office results from KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, which will be debated for a while because it's not every day you see a major blockbuster film do so poorly at the weekend box office.

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Of the weekend's new releases, however, 20th Century Fox's "Snatched" performed the best, pulling in $17.5 million.

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Charlie plays the title character in Guy's latest film, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, which follows Arthur as he discovers his capabilities after he draws the sword from the stone.

"We are sort of mates, our children go to the same school, we drink in the same pub and we go to the same gym, and one thing led to another", director Ritchie said of his casting.

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But it is lower than the $30-million bow for Schumer's 2015 hit "Trainwreck". Snatched stars Goldie Hawn in her first movie in 15 years as the ultra-cautious mother of the adventurous Schumer as they head off on a vacation together to what is supposed to be paradise. The movie business could be about to get very messy.

The six-week "Where Stories Become Legends" digital campaign, a non-commercial partnership between VisitBritain and Warner Bros Pictures, inspires people to book a King Arthur-themed holiday to Britain.

It has the DC superhero films, the "LEGO" movies, and the recently revived Harry Potter universe movies (relaunched last fall with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"), but not much else.

Unfortunately, "King Arthur" also bears the fingerprints of a lot of desperate studio tinkering. In a statement by Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein, the Warner Bros. executive explained that "the concept didn't resonate with a broad audience and we're disappointed".

The movie has also been slammed by critics, with a 27% Rotten Tomatoes score, although it does seem to be going down well with audiences (well, the ones who turned up, anyway), with moviegoers giving it an A- according to CinemaScore.

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