I’m really surprised to hear this (although even I didn’t realize it had come out already, and that’s saying something).
‘Killing Them Softly’ received an F CinemaScore from moviegoers, which probably contributed to the movie bombing at theaters. Brad Pitt’s new movie opened nationwide over the weekend, but came in at number 7 – with just $7 million.
Directed by Andrew Dominik, the violent crime drama becomes only the eighth movie ever to receive the failing grade. George Clooney’s “Solaris” and “Killing Them Softly” are the only non-horror titles among the bunch.
Pitt’s Plan B production company produced the $15 million “Killing Them Softly,” based on George V. Higgins’ 1974 book “Cogan’s Trade,” with Inferno Entertainment and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which put up some of the financing. The Weinstein Co. is distributing domestically.
The movie stars Pitt as professional enforcer Jackie Cogan, who is charged with investigating a robbery at a mob-protected poker game. It also stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Sam Shepard.
I’m really surprised the movie did as bad as it did, and I’d be interested to hear why it’s so bad. I’ve seen the trailer, and while it looks really violent, I still can’t see why it would be so bad! Did you see it over the weekend? I’d love to hear your thoughts!