With its $14 million five-day opening (and just $9.1 million from Friday through Sunday) against a budget of just under $100 million, Lionsgate’s recently released “Robin Hood” adaptation has already emerged as the biggest blockbuster bomb of 2018 reports The Wrap.
With a global launch of just $22.8 million by the end of its first five days, the film had the worst start for any film this year with a budget of $90 million or higher and looks to be on track to be the biggest flop of this kind since last year’s decidedly more costly $175 million epic “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and to a lesser extent Disney’s gaudy $120 million “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” earlier this month.
Overseas isn’t saving the film either, the movie’s home in the UK only pulled in $1.7 million in its opening weekend. The movie’s failure also marks another blow for Lionsgate which is down by 54% from last year following disappointments like “Kin” and “The Spy Who Dumped Me”. It is, however, in a better position in early 2019 with new Madea, Hellboy and John Wick movies on the way.