King Arthur: Legend of the Sword bombed in its opening weekend, placing third at the domestic box office with an estimated $14.7 million.
As noted by Variety, director Guy Ritchie’s fantasy drama, starring Charlie Hunnam, is this summer’s first box office flop and has a long way to go before recouping its hefty production budget of $175 million. Read IGN’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review, or watch the video below, to find out why the film’s “incessant desire to be clever and funny, go too far and become off-putting.”
Leading the box office for its second consecutive week is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which earned an estimated $63 million. With a $145 million debut last weekend, the domestic total for director James Gunn’s sci-fi sequel is nearing $250 million.
Just ahead of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in second place is Snatched. Fox’s R-rated comedy, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, debuted to an estimated $17.5 million. Meanwhile, Lowriders, the Ricardo de Montreuil-directed drama about a teenage graffiti artist, played by Gabriel Chavarria, had a limited release this weekend, placing eighth with $2.4 million.
Rounding out this weekend’s top five are The Fate of the Furious and The Boss Baby, which earned an estimated $5.3 million and $4.6 million, respectively.
Here are this weekend’s Top 10 North American box office estimates via comScore:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $63 million
2. Snatched $17.5 million
3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $14.7 million
4. The Fate of the Furious $5.3 million
5. The Boss Baby $4.6 million
6. Beauty and the Beast $3.9 million
7. How to Be a Latin Lover $3.8 million
8. Lowriders $2.4 million
9. The Circle $1.7 million
10. MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier $1.7 million