Robin Hood Has One of the Worst Starts for Any 2018 Film

This past Thanksgiving weekend has been a record-setting one for the domestic box office, boosted by strong performances from Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet and Warner Bros.' Creed II. However, one major release has not visibly benefited from the five-day holiday weekend.

Lionsgate's Robin Hood, directed by Otto Bathurst and starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx, is currently on track to become of the biggest box office bombs of 2018 with a five-day holiday weekend box office haul of $14 million domestically. The film has similarly failed to attract much overseas with an additional $8.8 million from the foreign box office bringing the film's current worldwide total to $22.8 million.

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With a reported production budget of just under $100 million, the latest cinematic adaptation of the famed archer is not expected to recoup its expenses, even omitting marketing and distribution costs.

While other major studio disappointments, including this past May's Solo: A Star Wars Story and September's The Predator, performed well below studio expectations, both films were at least able to match their production budgets at the box office with higher opening weekends. With both abysmal reviews and low box office returns, Robin Hood may be the biggest major studio disappoint of the year, both critically and commercially.

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In theaters now, Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton as Robin, Jamie Foxx as Little John, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet, Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne, Josh Herdman as Righteous, and Bjorn Bengtsson as Tydon.

(via TheWrap)

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