“Gods Of Egypt” is already one of the biggest bombs of 2016.
Although it opened on Friday (Feb 26), the new Gerard Butler movie failed so hard that by Sunday morning (Feb 28), Variety had already declared it dead on arrival.
“Gods Of Egypt” with its $140 million budget was nothing more than an adrenalized action film, gridlocked with swords, eyepatches and great bursts of sassy, sandy violence.
It opened domestically with just under $12 million–a dismal take for a movie that played on 3,117 screens.
Lionsgate has said they’re pleased with the film’s decent showing in the international markets–it finished first in Thailand, Russia and Singapore–but sources revealed that the company was hoping “Gods Of Egypt” would be a franchise starter.
Boasting a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was flicked aside by Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool,” which, according to its box office take, is how you start a franchise.