Only 14 days into 2019, the box office already has its first bomb in Keanu Reeves' science-fiction thriller Replicas.
According to Exhibitor Relations Inc, Replica’s box office bombing was worth repeating. The film -- which stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve and Thomas Middleditch -- finds scientist Will Foster defying scientific and moral ethics to resurrect his family as clones after they die in a car accident. Although the process seems to be a success, Reeves’ character clashes with his employers at Biodyne corporation, who see his family as company property instead of people.
REPLICAS is officially the first box office bomb of 2019. REPLICAS is officially the first box office bomb of 2019. Definitely worth repeating...as Entertainment Studios' sci-fi flick starring Keanu Reeves debuted with just $2.5M in 2,329 theaters, $1,073 per.— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) January 13, 2019
Replicas opened to negative reviews and $2.5 million in 2,329 theaters, meaning it made only $1,073 per theater. At the time of writing, it has made $5.9 million against a budget of $30 million dollars.
Aside from Replicas, Reeves is set to appear in some highly anticipated movies this year. He will reprise his role as the dangerous, formerly-retired hitman John Wick in Jon Wick 3: Parabellum, which is scheduled for May 17. He will also appear in the Pixar sequel Toy Story 4 in an as-yet unannounced role.
Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Chad St. John, Replicas is a production of Entertainment Studios and stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Even, Thomas Middleditch, Emily Alyn Lind, Emjay Anthony, Nyasha Hatendi and John Ortiz. It is in theaters now.