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|August 21, 2017|
'Guardians 2' still rules at the Box Office
HOLLYWOOD - The male-fueled 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' — costing $175 million to make before marketing — is a flop of epic proportions to mark the first big bomb of summer 2017 and one of the worst openings ever for a big-budget studio event film. It also is falling on its sword overseas, and could be facing a loss of well above $100 million.
Piling on more bad news, the movie was topped in the U.S. by Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's 'Snatched' in a surprise upset. Fox spent a relatively modest $42 million to make the R-rated movie.
Rounding out the top five domestically were 'The Fate of the Furious' and 'The Boss Baby'.
Elsewhere on the North American chart, 'Lowriders', cracked the top 10 despite playing in only 269 theaters. Targeting Hispanic audiences, the drama earned a pleasing $2.4 million to place No. 8. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
Story Date: May 21, 2017