Box Office Results: ‘King Arthur’ Fails to Rule the Weekend
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It was a royally terrible weekend at the box-office for new releases, but fear not, several new blockbusters are just around the corner. This weekend moviegoers had the option of watching “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” or the new comedy “Snatched,” but most decided to see “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” for a second or third time.
Now in its second-week “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” remained at number-one with a $63M domestic gross. The film remained in 4,347 locations this week, and has now grossed over $246M domestically. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2” was directed by James Gunn, who also directed the first film. “Guardians 2” features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper
While it didn’t have a stellar debut, FOX’s comedy “Snatched” did manage to take second-place overall on the domestic charts, pulling-in $17.5M overall. The comedy opened across 3,501 locations, and can at least take the title of #1 comedy. “Snatched” was directed by Jonathan Levine, the film stars Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, and Kim Caramele.
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is easily the biggest dud, and the first misfire of the summer. The fantasy-drama opened to a depressing $14.7M across 3,702 locations. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was directed by Guy Ritchie, the film stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Jude Law.
Universal’s hit “The Fate of the Furious” dropped to number-four on the domestic charts this week, bringing in $5.3M overall. The spring hit remained in 3,067 this weekend, and has grossed over $215M domestically in five-weeks. “The Fate of the Furious” was directed by F. Gary Gray, the script was written by Chris Morgan and Gary Scott. The new installment stars Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Kurt Russell and Tyrese Gibson.
“The Boss Baby,” also from FOX, managed to remain in the top-five for another week with a $4.6M gross. The film has now brought-in over $162M domestically for the studio, and has been in theaters for seven-weeks now. “The Boss Baby” was directed by Tom McGrath, and features the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel and Tobey Maguire.
Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” will open nationwide next weekend, the film features Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup. If you normally choose dramas over thrillers, you can opt to see “Everything, Everything” starring Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, and Anika Noni Rose. Families can head to “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4,” which will also be opening nationwide next weekend.