Box office report: 'After Earth' gives Will Smith his worst summer opening in 20 years, FF6 #1 Again

most viewed right now
 112
50 cent did something to Comedienne Aarona Lopez. She has her friends worried!!!
70 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 66
Akademiks: If you see EDS next year it won't be with me and Joe unless we get ..
62 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 53
Image(s) inside Fan Draws life like Picture Of Joe Budden
53 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 49
NBA 5 Players Who Were Lebron Before Lebron
53 comments
@sports

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

Props Slaps
 5 years ago '06        #1
6167 pageviews
66 comments


SM 38199 heat pts38199
space
avatar space
space
$128,016 | Props total: 67723 67723
Box office report: 'After Earth' gives Will Smith his worst summer opening in 20 years, FF6 #1 Again
 

 

Ever since Independence Day‘s $50.2 million debut on July 4th weekend in 1996, Will Smith has been the undisputed king of the summer box office. He’s led films like Men In Black; Bad Boys II; I, Robot; and Hancock to massive grosses — both domestically and around the world.

But his latest effort, After Earth, landed with a major thud on opening weekend, grossing just $27 million (distributor Sony told outlets it was expecting $35 million before the weekend) and opening in third place with a tepid “B” CinemaScore. The $130 million M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi film, based on an original story idea by Will Smith himself, also starred the A-lister’s son, Jaden. The father/son duo previously found success with 2006′s The Pursuit of Happyness, which earned $163.6 million, but this time around, the casting gimmick wasn’t enough to get audiences into the door.

After Earth‘s opening weekend was Smith’s lowest summer debut since his first wide release, Made In America, which bowed with $11.8 million in 1993. Discouragingly, After Earth opened with even less than Smith’s oft-ridiculed Wild Wild West, which wrangled $27.8 million in its opening weekend in 1999.

So what went wrong? Well, M. Night Shyamalan’s name certainly repelled many potential viewers. The director has lost credibility with audiences after films like Lady In The Water, The Happening, and The Last Airbender, and Sony wisely kept his name out of all marketing materials. Still, film buffs (and anyone that read the scathing reviews) weren’t fooled. The blame can’t lie solely with the director, though, especially at a time when people seem to feel little affection for the Smith family. Between accusations of Hollywood nepotism, backlash against eyebrow-raising interviews, and lingering suspicions about their involvement with Scientology, Will, Jaden, and the rest of the gang seem to be in a bit of a public opinion rut.

GET EW ON YOUR TABLET: Subscribe today and get instant access!

Whatever the reason for After Earth‘s domestic under-performance, Sony is hoping that international grosses can make up lost ground. And that certainly could happen since Will Smith’s film’s often gross more overseas than they do in America. Last year, Men In Black 3 took in $179 million domestically and $445 million internationally, and time will tell whether After Earth enjoys a similar fate.

But there were other movies at the box office this weekend, too. Let’s talk about those!
fast-furious-6-michelle-rodriguez.jpg

Fast & Furious 6 topped the chart for a second time, dropping by a hefty 65 percent to $34.5 million. While that’s the largest-ever second weekend drop for a Fast film, the well-reviewed sequel has already earned $170.4 million in just ten days, making it the second-highest grossing entry in the franchise behind Fast Five‘s $209 million haul. Worldwide, Fast & Furious 6 (or is it just Furious 6?) has earned $480.1 million, and it should race past the $600 million mark with ease. Universal spent about $160 million on the film. (Fun fact: between Fast & Furious 6, Pain & Gain, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Snitch, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a film in the box office Top 10 every weekend since February 22.)

The surprise of the weekend was Summit’s magician thriller Now You See Me, which worked box office magic on its opening weekend and earned $28.1 million from 2,925 theaters — good for second place. Expectations for the $80 million thriller, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, and Mark Ruffalo, were in the $20 million-range, but business proved bouyant. Audiences, which were 51 percent female and 52 percent under 30, issued the film an enthusiastic “A-” CinemaScore grade, which should help the action entry thrive in coming weeks.

Two holdovers rounded out the Top 5. Star Trek Into Darkness dropped by a distressing 56 percent to $16.4 million in its third weekend, lifting its total to $181.2 million. The $190 million sequel is now officially lagging behind 2009′s Star Trek, which had earned $184.5 million at the same point in its run. Most sequels to to well-received blockbusters get a big boost in business, but Darkness hasn’t been so lucky. In fifth, Fox’s animated film Epic fell 51 percent to about $16.4 million, giving it $65.2 million total against a $100 million budget. It looks like this won’t be another Croods-like performer for the studio.

1. Fast & Furious 6 – $34.5 million
2. Now You See Me – $28.1 million
3. After Earth – $27 million
4. Star Trek Into Darkness – $16.4 million
5. Epic – $16.4 million

Just outside the Top 5 was The Hangover Part III, which fell 62 percent to $15.9 million in its second weekend giving it a weak $88.1 million total. It’s truly astonishing how poorly Part III is playing when compared to The Hangover Part II, which had earned $185.8 million at the same point in its run. Yes, after 11 days Part III is trailing its predecessor by $97.7 million domestically. The $103 million Warner Bros. film is unlikely to even reach the $135 million mark that Part II earned in just five days. Fortunately, the film just had a stellar $82.3 million opening weekend overseas.

visit this link Box office report: 'After Earth' gives Will Smith his worst summer opening in 20 years | Inside Movies | EW.com


Last edited by SM; 06-02-2013 at 12:31 PM..

66 comments for "Box office report: 'After Earth' gives Will Smith his worst summer opening in 20 years, FF6 #1 Again"

 5 years ago '08        #2
Hawkey 6 heat pts
space
space
space
$1,123 | Props total: 278 278
He had a movie out lol?
 5 years ago '05        #3
drunkengunsling 
space
avatar space
space
$167 | Props total: 0 0
Thats cause his kid is a terrible actor. Corny as fu*k
 5 years ago '07        #4
cankstoochie 48 heat pts48
space
avatar space
space
$16,593 | Props total: 1054 1054
his son is a sh*tty actor.
 06-02-2013, 08:00 PM         #5
NotInThisTown 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
I agree that his son is a horrible actor, he ain't no young DiCaprio, I was literally covering my head when he was on that tree trunk and he was giving that speech to his dad
 06-02-2013, 08:03 PM         #6
Patrick Galooly 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
We need a jaden cigar smiley
 06-02-2013, 08:19 PM         #7
Silver N Black 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
people we're salty about the nepotism especially in this economy, might be unfair but it is what it is.
 5 years ago '08        #8
DUCE 141 heat pts141
space
avatar space
space
$10,551 | Props total: 537 537
His son was sooooo trash i can't believe I wasted money on that sh*t
 5 years ago '11        #9
HipHop Since 93 11 heat pts11
space
avatar space
space
$3,520 | Props total: 39 39
idk if this is the reason the movie didnt do well but..Jaden sucks.
 5 years ago '04        #10
Sental 
space
avatar space
space
$1,955 | Props total: 0 0
The sh*t looks garbage, M Knight is fu*king horrible and the public is tired of seeing Will smith play the same roles
 5 years ago '07        #11
Cartel-Clipz 28 heat pts28
space
avatar space
space
$29,393 | Props total: 21540 21540
he had a good run
 5 years ago '04        #12
nwking 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$2,106 | Props total: 1278 1278
 SM said:

Ever since Independence Day‘s $50.2 million debut on July 4th weekend in 1996, Will Smith has been the undisputed king of the summer box office. He’s led films like Men In Black; Bad Boys II; I, Robot; and Hancock to massive grosses — both domestically and around the world.

But his latest effort, After Earth, landed with a major thud on opening weekend, grossing just $27 million (distributor Sony told outlets it was expecting $35 million before the weekend) and opening in third place with a tepid “B” CinemaScore. The $130 million M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi film, based on an original story idea by Will Smith himself, also starred the A-lister’s son, Jaden. The father/son duo previously found success with 2006′s The Pursuit of Happyness, which earned $163.6 million, but this time around, the casting gimmick wasn’t enough to get audiences into the door.

After Earth‘s opening weekend was Smith’s lowest summer debut since his first wide release, Made In America, which bowed with $11.8 million in 1993. Discouragingly, After Earth opened with even less than Smith’s oft-ridiculed Wild Wild West, which wrangled $27.8 million in its opening weekend in 1999.

So what went wrong? Well, M. Night Shyamalan’s name certainly repelled many potential viewers. The director has lost credibility with audiences after films like Lady In The Water, The Happening, and The Last Airbender, and Sony wisely kept his name out of all marketing materials. Still, film buffs (and anyone that read the scathing reviews) weren’t fooled. The blame can’t lie solely with the director, though, especially at a time when people seem to feel little affection for the Smith family. Between accusations of Hollywood nepotism, backlash against eyebrow-raising interviews, and lingering suspicions about their involvement with Scientology, Will, Jaden, and the rest of the gang seem to be in a bit of a public opinion rut.

GET EW ON YOUR TABLET: Subscribe today and get instant access!

Whatever the reason for After Earth‘s domestic under-performance, Sony is hoping that international grosses can make up lost ground. And that certainly could happen since Will Smith’s film’s often gross more overseas than they do in America. Last year, Men In Black 3 took in $179 million domestically and $445 million internationally, and time will tell whether After Earth enjoys a similar fate.

But there were other movies at the box office this weekend, too. Let’s talk about those!
fast-furious-6-michelle-rodriguez.jpg

Fast & Furious 6 topped the chart for a second time, dropping by a hefty 65 percent to $34.5 million. While that’s the largest-ever second weekend drop for a Fast film, the well-reviewed sequel has already earned $170.4 million in just ten days, making it the second-highest grossing entry in the franchise behind Fast Five‘s $209 million haul. Worldwide, Fast & Furious 6 (or is it just Furious 6?) has earned $480.1 million, and it should race past the $600 million mark with ease. Universal spent about $160 million on the film. (Fun fact: between Fast & Furious 6, Pain & Gain, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Snitch, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a film in the box office Top 10 every weekend since February 22.)

The surprise of the weekend was Summit’s magician thriller Now You See Me, which worked box office magic on its opening weekend and earned $28.1 million from 2,925 theaters — good for second place. Expectations for the $80 million thriller, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, and Mark Ruffalo, were in the $20 million-range, but business proved bouyant. Audiences, which were 51 percent female and 52 percent under 30, issued the film an enthusiastic “A-” CinemaScore grade, which should help the action entry thrive in coming weeks.

Two holdovers rounded out the Top 5. Star Trek Into Darkness dropped by a distressing 56 percent to $16.4 million in its third weekend, lifting its total to $181.2 million. The $190 million sequel is now officially lagging behind 2009′s Star Trek, which had earned $184.5 million at the same point in its run. Most sequels to to well-received blockbusters get a big boost in business, but Darkness hasn’t been so lucky. In fifth, Fox’s animated film Epic fell 51 percent to about $16.4 million, giving it $65.2 million total against a $100 million budget. It looks like this won’t be another Croods-like performer for the studio.

1. Fast & Furious 6 – $34.5 million
2. Now You See Me – $28.1 million
3. After Earth – $27 million
4. Star Trek Into Darkness – $16.4 million
5. Epic – $16.4 million

Just outside the Top 5 was The Hangover Part III, which fell 62 percent to $15.9 million in its second weekend giving it a weak $88.1 million total. It’s truly astonishing how poorly Part III is playing when compared to The Hangover Part II, which had earned $185.8 million at the same point in its run. Yes, after 11 days Part III is trailing its predecessor by $97.7 million domestically. The $103 million Warner Bros. film is unlikely to even reach the $135 million mark that Part II earned in just five days. Fortunately, the film just had a stellar $82.3 million opening weekend overseas.

m night shyamalan and maybe Jaden could be the reason
 5 years ago '13        #13
HipHopFactz 437 heat pts437
space
avatar space
space
$31,079 | Props total: 38453 38453
Jaden Smith is trash, annoying brat, who cant rap and is a sh*tty actor too

This myth about their kids being talented is just that a myth, his daughter Willow is also a huge flop
 5 years ago '04        #14
Zakhara 8 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$1,132 | Props total: 393 393
 Undefeated1 said:

[pic - click to view]



what can u expect from a n*gga who dresses like this?? cant even tell whos the boy or girl

fu*kin f*ggot why the fu*k he squinting for
I used to think this was far fetched, but with the way these Hollywood phaggots try to out do each other, it won't be long before we see this guy walking the red carpet...


[pic - click to view]

 5 years ago '04        #15
Mike T 136 heat pts136
space
avatar space
space
$12,878 | Props total: 18463 18463
Will is my fav actor but After Earth looks like garbage. I think he pushed too hard trynna throw his son a bone. Now he's fu*ked up his track record.
 5 years ago '04        #16
cold_young_thug 40 heat pts40
space
avatar space
space
$9,611 | Props total: 1780 1780
Who didnt see this coming? The movie looks like complete trash. Who the fu*k wants to watch will and his hybrid son as the only survivors on a planet?
 5 years ago '06        #17
acAWN 3 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$3,644 | Props total: 179 179
after earth was a waste of money. the movie was awful
 5 years ago '05        #18
Andrefrbk 1067 heat pts1067
space
avatar space
space
$22,889 | Props total: 5125 5125
I skipped through, def not gonna go see this. Im GOOD.
 5 years ago '04        #19
skillahmang 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$23,730 | Props total: 11456 11456
 Sental said:
The sh*t looks garbage, M Knight is fu*king horrible and the public is tired of seeing Will smith play the same roles
this was an mknight flick?


this dude need to hang it up bruh.
 5 years ago '10        #20
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
space
avatar space
space
$27,749 | Props total: 16554 16554
 skillahmang said:
this was an mknight flick?


this dude need to hang it up bruh.
There's this myth on the internet amongst movie elitist, that M Night is the worst director in hollywood. And n*ggas can think that, but he aint going nowhere..

He's one of the few directors who has NEVER flopped financially or lost a studio money before. So somebody has to be enjoying his work

Posted this in the other thread

 TheMindOf said:

The Sixth Sense

Budget: $40 million
Box Office: $672,806,292


Unbreakable

Budget: $75 million
Box Office: $248,118,121


Signs

Budget: $72 million
Box Office: $408,247,917


The Village

Budget: $60 million
Box Office: $256,697,520


The Lady in the Water

Broke even on it's $70 Million dollar budget


The Happening

Budget: $48 million
Box Office: $163,403,799


The Last Airbender

Budget: $150 million
Box Office: $319,713,881


Devil

Budget: $10 million
Box Office: $63,354,114


And now it's After Earth Which will eventually make money or break even..

M. Night Shyamalan is a powerhouse in Hollywood. Dont expect him to be disappearing any time soon.
Lurker gave props
 
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 41
Image(s) inside T1tty Meat from Nicki Minaj
46 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 38
Image(s) inside Lawyer with big ass t1ttys
110 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 27
Image(s) inside Thread worthy Cute thick Latina
26 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 17
Five MORE women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct - bringing total t..
129 comments
1 day ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 16
Star Wars Last Jedi Spoiler review
82 comments
2 days ago
@movies
most viewed right now
 11
Lil Duval with the joke of the year
57 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 11
When You Catch The Homie Wearin Fake Red 11s
16 comments
1 day ago
@gear
most viewed right now
 10
Image(s) inside Houston Better Stop Playing With Me 😩
50 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy