Box Office: ‘King Arthur,’ ‘Snatched’ Both Fall Short of ‘Guardians 2’

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is on track for its second straight box office win with Friday night pulling in $16.4 million at 4,347 theaters despite debuts from both “King Arthur” and “Snatched.” It is expected to amass a total of $63.5 by weekend’s end.

Saturday estimates show Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s “Snatched” through 20th Century Fox barely beating Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” starring Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam this Mother’s Day weekend. “Snatched” took in an estimated $5 million from 3,501 theaters Friday night. “King Arthur” managed to attract a slightly higher number of $5.3 million from 3,702 theaters, but it is still projected to place third after tallying the three day totals.

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“Snatched” is expected to make $16 million this weekend, while “King Arthur”‘s potential numbers continue to fall — it’s now facing a $14 million debut, down from the initial $18 million projection. While neither movie is performing particularly well, the $175 million budget attached to “King Arthur” is setting the actioner up for a royal box office bomb.

Following Friday night’s win, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has raked in an estimated $199.6 million domestically for Disney/Marvel. The Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper sequel is also impressing critics, earning an A grade from CinemaScore.

Universal’s “Fate of the Furious” finishes fourth in its fifth week, adding another $1.6 million to its already impressive cumulative gross from 3,067 theaters. The eighth film in the franchise has already earned $214.9 million domestically alone.

Fox’s “The Boss Baby” continues to overperform, rounding out the Top 5 with a further $965,000 from 2,911 theaters. Alec Baldwin’s animated feature will finish the weekend at $162.1 million.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” finishes sixth, adding $960,000 to its $490.3 million total from just 2,172 theaters.

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  1. Susan says:

    Snatched is not funny. Can’t Hollywood do better?!

  2. OdinSon2k11 says:

    They both fell short, but Snatch beating King Arthur has to be seen as a major upset. Reminiscent of Lucy beating The Rock’s Hercules.

  3. kat0711 says:

    All I ever hear about is how a new movie bombs at the box office. I get that theaters are still an experience but it seems movies need to rethink their releases in order to make money. I would love if on the day a movie is released I can punch something into my smart tv and watch from my comfy couch. I’d even pay a few dollars more than a movie ticket would cost.

  4. John says:

    Can you imagine if Amy Schumer beats Charlie Hunnam in opening weekend box-office? That would be the biggest insult, it just proves good looks doesn’t translate to $$$.

  5. Jackson says:

    Every 15 years, we get a King Authur, Robin Hood and Musketeers movie. Can’t figure out who would want to watch a continuous reboot of these movies every 15 years.

    • Occultology says:

      The most obvious reason, in my opinion, is because the copyrights on these slightly archaic intellectual properties are and remain in the public domain, so there is not much expense involved in the story/rights acquisition department.

    • Fan says:

      I’d rather watch King Arthur than two obnoxious screaming women.

  6. joe says:

    “…a royal box office bomb”…just beautiful!

    I’m sooo happy that Guy Ritchie is out of business soon.
    I hated everything he directed after “Lock, Stock…”
    He’s a total non-talent that should have never gotten big budgets.

    We’re talking here about a guy who can’t read or write,
    but is trusted with $ 200 million budgets to capture the magic of classic stories?

    That’s a bad idea.

    • paully says:

      It’s because there is no copyright to pay for use of characters.. Alice in Wonderland has been a free pass goldmine for Disney..

    • JimG. says:

      Nope. Disney is letting him helm Aladdin. Fear the worst.

      • John says:

        Nah, I think Ritchie directing ‘Aladdin’ is not happening at Disney. Remember how quickly Disney got rid of Josh Trank from ‘Rogue One’ after ‘Fantastic Four’ bombed.

  7. Cass says:

    200mil budget release, the week after Guardians, great plan, WB.

  8. Bob says:

    Trailers for Snatched looked lame. And the plastic surgery — not a good look.

  9. Tony says:

    Trailers/previews for snatched looked horrible.

  10. Scott says:

    Hmm, why am i not surprise

  11. BAD FILMS says:

    Wow, everything is falling far short of expectations. Galaxy 2 looks to me like it’s going to fall in the low to mid 50million range. Both new releases will peak at around 15-16 million. And everything else will hover around 3.9 million or less. ABYSMAL!!!!! When was the last summer that we had films in the top five making less than $10 million. Additionally, look at all the 1 to 2 million dollar films floating week to week in the top ten. Hollywood is releasing so much garbage, and people are starting to just stay at home and find other things to do.

    • JimG. says:

      Last year May 13-15 only had 3 films cross the 10m mark. 6th through 10 were all in the 1-2 million range.

    • Cass says:

      No, Guardians is looking at 60+. And ‘Hollywood’ is having a record breaking year so far. I love you idiots that whine so much. lolol

  12. Snatched is hilarious. It was a stroke of genius to pair Schumer and Hawn. They have true screen chemistry.

  13. Jacques Strappe says:

    Um, Variety, Chris “Pratt”, not Chris “Pine” stars in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

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