It was not “all right, all right, all right” for Matthew McConaughey
at the box office this weekend, as his latest film “The Beach Bum
” suffered the weakest wide opening of the Oscar winner’s career.
Released by Neon
on 1,100 screens and directed by Harmony Korine
, the nearly plot-free stoner comedy only grossed $1.8 million, ranking 10th among all films this weekend. By comparison, Korine’s previous film, 2012’s “Spring Breakers
,” opened to $4.8 million from 1,104 screens, while McConaughey’s previous low for wide releases was the 2017 film “Gold
,” which opened to $3.4 million from 2,166 screens.
Even one of McConaughey’s more limited openings had a bigger launch than “Beach Bum.” Back in 2013, the actor starred in the Jeff Nichols
,” which earned $2.2 million in its opening on 363 screens.
“The Beach Bum
” premiered earlier this month at SXSW, but critics were mixed on the film’s humor and seemingly lack of a cohesive narrative.