“London Fields” Had A Disastrous Opening

London Fields Had A Disastrous Opening

Stuck on a shelf for three years due to legal hassles, the drama thriller “London Fields” hit cinemas in a wide 613 screen release this past weekend. The results were terrible.

Box Office Mojo (via The Playlist reports that the film grossed a total of $160,000 over the three days – pulling in a per screen average of just $261. That figure reportedly makes it the second-worst wide release in history.

How bad is that? A recent high-profile wide release failure was Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself” which opened with a wider 2,600 screen release but pulled in just $2.1 million and a per-screen average of $814. “London Fields” was far worse than that, albeit less high-profile.

Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Isaacs, Theo James, Cara Delevinge, Gemma Chan, Jaimie Alexander, and Johnny Depp starred in the Matthew Cullen-directed film which screened at Fall film festivals three years ago and was set to be released back then, but was pulled due to the legal issues which included multiple lawsuits.

Not helping were the reviews with the film garnering that rare honor of a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. If you want to see “London Fields” in a cinema, catch it in the next few days because it’s likely to disappear quick.