May 12 Weekend Roundup: 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword defied expectations of being just another underperformance. Instead, it proved to be one of the biggest box office bombs in history. Despite the whopping $175M budget, the film failed to exceed $15M this weekend. The film has certainly set the bar for disastrous opening numbers for the rest of the year.

Amy Schumer’s Snatched opened at $17.5M, which performed well within our model’s bounds.

The below chart shows our forecasts (lower bound, mean, upper bound) from last Friday next to several other industry forecasts and actual performance.

Title Actual Pilot BoxOffice.com BoxOfficeMojo.com The-Numbers.com
Snatched $17.5M ($16.8M, $18.4M, $20.1M) $18M $21M $20M
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $14.7M ($21.4M, $21.9M, $22.5M) $17.9M $25M $20M

We’ll be back later this week with forecasts for Alien: Covenant, Everything, Everything, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul




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