I hate to say it, but I saw this one coming. Despite the huge stars, and epic(ish) trailer, I knew this movie wasn’t going to do well. I just really feel like this movie is bad, bad – bad.
Seems like I was on to something! With a $100 million budget, ‘Cloud Atlas’ needed a good weekend. And it tanked. The movie came in with a mere $9.4 million over the weekend, at the number 3 spot.
It was beat by “Argo,” which rose to number one for the first time since its release three weeks ago. The movie brought in $12.4 million for the weekend, for a total of $60.8 million since debut.
Adding insult to injury, the sci-fi adaptation was also beat by “Hotel Transylvania,” which made $9.5 million in its fifth week. The movie has now earned $130.4 million which is record-breaking for Sony for animation movies.
Distributed by Warner Bros., “Cloud Atlas” has received mixed reviews. Directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tywker oversaw the film’s adaptation from David Michell’s best-selling book. Mitchell himself reportedly thought the book would be unfilmable because of its broad fantasy aspects.
THR is reporting that Warner Bros. president was quick to point out that “Cloud Atlas” did see success in that it had the highest per screen average of any top 10 movie, with $4,681.
It was a quiet box office weekend across the board as three other movies saw small opening weekends as well. Horror movie “Silent Hill Revelation 3D” had an $8 million weekend, Halloween flick “Fun Size” brought in $4.1 million, and Gerard Butler’s surfing drama “Chasing Mavericks” made a disappointing $2.2 million.
I’m going to see ‘Argo’ tonight – I am SO excited to see it! I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it. What did you see this weekend? What did you think?
OH PS: I also watched ‘Cabin in the Woods’ this weekend, hoping for a good scare – and I absolutely HATED IT. I think you have to be a nerd to enjoy that movie, because it did nothing for me. I really hated it, was really surprised by how many people liked it!