King Arthur's Box Office Prospects Are Looking Bleak

King Arthur's Box Office Prospects Are Looking Bleak

King Arthur's Box Office Prospects Are Looking Bleak

"King Arthur" managed to attract a slightly higher number of $5.3 million from 3,702 theaters, but it is still projected to place third after tallying the three day totals.

Of course, there's no way King Arthur would ever be on Game of Thrones- not just because he's not in Westeros, but because A Song of Ice and Fire purposefully rejects the classic hero's tale.

Two major film distribution companies in Nigeria, Crimson Multimedia Ltd and Blue Pictures Film Distribution have come together to storm Nigerian cinemas with another blockbuster movie with the title, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Hunnam, who also starred in Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy, revealed that he was so upset that he couldn't appear in Game of Thrones that he never even asked which part he was being offered. They are both extremely stylistic directors whose films generally have a common look and feel to them that is different than your average movie. This means a lot of quick, clever dialogue mixed with fast paced action, and in the more modern films, a digital looking world. It has a Merlin of sorts and a character who is close to a Genevieve type, but where is Lancelot, Galahad or Gawain? "I can say two things", he said on Conan. Fortunately, Good Guy Ritchie hasn't been around for awhile, as his 2010s spree of directing movies based on pre-existing properties (shout out to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) has seen him evolve into his true and ultimate form: Bad Guy Ritchie. And since "Batman Begins" remains the template for origin-story reboots, "Legend of the Sword" doubles down on traumatized boys and gives Arthur martial-arts training sourced from the Far East (around the climax, Ritchie whips up some special-effects-enhanced sword fu).

"King Arthur" is the Hindenburg of the 2017 movie season, and a great disappointment, no doubt, as Time Warner tries to merge with AT&T. While the exact figures won't be available until Monday morning, King Arthur is now targeting a $14.2 million debut.

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