The cult for the batches of cumbers apparently limit their devotion to Sherlock and movies about slavery. Human otter Benedict Cumberbatch starred in two films that came out this weekend: the successful 12 Years a Slave, which “yielded a terrific $50,526 per theater average,” according to EW, and The Fifth Estate, which *bathtub fart*.
The Fifth Estate bombed in its opening weekend with a truly awful $1.7 million from 1,769 theaters, making it the worst debut for a film opening in at least 1,500 theaters this year. The film, which cost Disney a reported $26 million, earned tepid reviews from critics and could only manage an anemic $969 location average.
Just how bad is that? Well, let’s put this in perspective. Notorious stinker Movie 43 grossed $4.8 million in its opening weekend in January, almost three times as much as The Fifth Estate. Getaway, the ludicrously awful Ethan Hawke/Selena Gomez thriller drove away with $4.5 million in August. Heck, this weekend’s Arnold Schwarznegger/Sylvester Stallone action flick Escape Plan bombed this weekend with $9.8 million — and that’s still almost six times more money than The Fifth Estate made! (Via)
Julian Assange’s Edgar Winter hair doesn’t look good in GIF form, anyway. I’m sure it’ll have a much more successful Netflix run, when people try to stream Milla Jovovich in a bikini-dress and get WikiLeaks instead.