One year on, one of those films caught in the wake of the complicated bankruptcy of Relativity Media has finally emerged and limps into cinemas this weekend – the Kate Beckinsale and Lucas Till-led horror tale “The Disappointments Room”.
Sadly it looks likely to live up to its title with opening estimates for the D.J. Caruso-directed project looking to come in at around $2 million – making it one of the worst widely-released openings of all time.
A lot of the issue is simply lack of awareness. The film was moved up from a late November to a release this week just a few days ago with an announcement on Twitter. Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh admitted in the same tweet the theatrical run will be limited with the focus going mostly on a VOD launch, but as of now the movie is still listed in several places as premiering on 1,500 screens this weekend.
Wentworth Miller (“Stoker”) penned the script in which Beckinsale plays a mother who moves into a creepy manor in the countryside with her family, one with a room in the attic that can’t be unlocked. The deeper she digs into the secrets her new home conceals, the more it looks like someone has it out for her. A trailer hit the other week and actually looks not too shabby.
Early Fall is famed for some disastrous openings from last year’s “Jem and The Holograms” to last week’s “Morgan” which nabbed just $2 million from a 2,000 screen launch. ‘Disappointments’ is set to fade into obscurity as both “Sully” and “When The Bough Breaks” are set to fight it out for the top spot this weekend.
Source: The Wrap