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Newswire: Weekend Box Office: The once and never King

15 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Debuting with a piddling $14.7 million and a third place finish, the Guy Ritchie-directed King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword has turned out be a huge flop. Some industry news sources are predicting that it could lose as much as $150 million, having also flopped in China. (In fact, The Hollywood Reporter estimates it had the third worst opening weekend ever for a movie with such a large budget and wide release, behind Monster Trucks and the all-time champ, Mars Needs Moms.) That’s a shame, because although it’s clearly the lesser of this year’s two Charlie-Hunnam-as-updated-Arthurian-figure vision quest movies, it had some fun parts.

King Arthur was badly beaten by another under-performer, Snatched, the Amy Schumer-led comedy that marked Goldie Hawn’s first role in 15 years. Grossing an estimated $17.5 million, the film fell somewhat below expectations, and well short of the kind of ...


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Films that led to other films being cancelled

9 February 2017 2:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 15, 2017

Had Tomorrowland been a hit, we might have had a Tron sequel. We look at movies whose fate had a knock-on effect on other films...

You've probably heard of chaos theory and a thing called the butterfly effect - a concept where the flapping of an insect's wings in a London borough causes a shed to collapse somewhere in the Australian outback.  In other words, seemingly incidental events can have a knock-on effect on everything else - like that old board game, Mousetrap, where a ball falling into a bath caused a boot to kick a bucket, which eventually led to the cruel detainment of several rodents.

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The concept applies even in the high-stakes, high-energy world of filmmaking, where the success of one type of movie can prompt rival studios to greenlight their own, »

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