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What went wrong with The Dark Tower

What went wrong with The Dark Tower

All this on the calendar spot that last year's "Suicide Squad" bucked conventional release date wisdom with a record-breaking $133.7 million domestic opening.

The lackluster weekend box office numbers also didn't fare well for Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, based on the brutal real-life murders of three young black men at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 riots in MI.

The viewer approval for the movie, which drew mixed reviews from critics was in the 70%+, lower than the percentage of viewers interested in a TV series. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. The Dark Tower movie is underperforming thanks to poor word of mouth. "There's a lot of summer box office left and its worldwide rollout is just starting to take off".

Of interest, "The Drawing of the Three" would bring fan-favorite characters Eddie Dean and Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker into the mix, but Jake's role in the story is much more complicated, at least in the books. From a worldwide standpoint, the movie has so far earned over $314.2 million.

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Admitting that this is "uncharted territory" in terms of connecting film and TV in one franchise, "the success of the film has no correlation to whether the show will be successful or not, it has to stand on its own", Wiczyk said, noting that the performance of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. performance is not tied to how The Avengers movies do. The computer-animated comedy netted US$12.4 million.

Meanwhile, Aviron's "Kidnap", the Halle Berry thriller which has been awaiting release for two years, scored a modest debut, taking in 10.2 million United States dollars.

In fifth was Aviron's thriller Kidnap, at $10.2 million.


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