He's certainly no Robert Downey Jr. Unfortunately, it appears he still isn't.
Still, critics' knowledge of the movie's troubled production history may have colored their reviews and may be part of the reason why "King Arthur" scored a dismal 27 percent at Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers (59% male; 56% under 35) gave it a B-plus CinemaScore.
Charlie added: "I think we have a few irons in the fire, he has a little TV show he slipped me".
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword seems to jump from high fantasy insanity to gritty reboot and can't find a consistent tone.
Under these conditions, this $175 million movie is headed toward a brutal $25 million opening weekend. There is also a resistance because, of course there is; Merlin is around but never seen; there is a mage (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who is maybe Guinevere but she is never given a name so we don't know and some insane monsters and magic. In China, it opened to a mere $1.8 million to place No. 3. In New Orleans, however, that weekend happens to be the second weekend of Jazz Fest. All eyes are now on the film's worldwide performance. It met analyst projections of $15 million to $20 million and landed in second place.
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This weekend's other wide release, raunchy mother-daughter comedy "Snatched", opened with an underwhelming (but decent) $17.5 million.
Two big new movies are battling it out at the box office this weekend, but not for the number one slot. Fox reportedly spent $42 million to make the movie but was certainly hoping for a larger return on investment, especially considering Schumer's last movie Trainwreck made $30 million in 2015. Perhaps the amusing woman's comedic shine is waning.
The film's reviews have also not been great. The film remained in 4,347 locations this week, and has now grossed over $246M domestically.
Results were mixed for the newcomers with more limited releases.
In terms of demographics, Snatched played to an audience that was 77% female vs. 23% male with 72% of the overall audience coming in 25 years or older. There's also another Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie called DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, but it will be a challenge for it to crack the top ten.