Jack the Giant Killer took in a whopping $26M over the past weekend with a gross of nearly $200M and I… I am speechless. I knew it wasn’t going to shatter March box office records but was anyone expecting it to be THIS bad? In comparison, The Hunger Games took the top spot in this category with a $155M opening.
Screenrant has a terrific analysis on why movies like this usually fail. I’ve touched on this before; if Hollywood wants to make money they need to churn out low-brow horror schlock & eschew these big budget fever dreams. If only JtGK (ed. note: Cool slang bro) invested about $175M of its budget in technology to resurrect Ray Harryhausen and then shackled his shambling corpse to a claymation table, this could have been one hell of game changer for Warner Bros.