After showing up poorly at the box fice, Will Smith and director Ang Lee’s Gemini Man film is looking at losses at least $75 million after earning just $20.5 million in its opening weekend and closing out this weekend with a global pull $118.7 million.
This weekend, analysts saw hope for the film as it opened up in the Chinese market. But even that wasn’t enough to revive its sales, pulling in a less-than-expected figure $21 million in the territory.
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Its revenue is stacked against a budget $140 million and an additional $100 million marketing budget shared between four companies: David Ellison’s Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and the Chinese-based companies Fosun and Alibaba.
The film, which stars Smith as an assasin who is tasked with killing the younger version himself, was bolstered by Ang Lee’s use de-aging technology. However, dismal reviews ahead the film’s arrival were its ultimate demise. As it stands, the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score 25 percent, a career-worst for Lee.
In 10 days, the film’s domestic tally is only $36.5 million, dipping 59 percent in its second weekend, collecting just $8.5 million in North America this weekend in contrast to a weak overseas tally $82.2 million whick pokes holes in the crutch that action-packed films ten find in foreign performance.