Along with a critical panning, Lionsgate and Millennium’s “Hellboy” reboot has also tanked with audiences who’ve given it a dismal C CinemaScore.
Opening to an estimated $4.9 million on Friday, the movie is heading for a projected $12-13 million weekend which would see it coming in third behind “Shazam” and “Little”.
It’s also well behind both the studio’s expectations of $16-21 million and less than half the openings of the previous two Guillermo del Toro-directed films. One key difference though is that the new “Hellboy” was cheaper, coming in at a reported $50 million.
“Shazam” will stay up top for its second weekend which is said to be in the $22-23 million range, while the body-swapping kid-friendly “Little” is headed for a $15.4 million gross. Reviews for the former are glowing, the latter are very mixed.
Teen romance “After” also opened, coming in ahead of expectations with a projected $7 million, while LAIKA’s stop motion animated feature “Missing Link” disappointed and is projected to only get a $6 million opening weekend.