The far left politics of George Clooney and Matt Damon may be having an effect on their bottom line. Either that or their latest project is just a really awful movie. Possibly, a combination of both.
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
Weekend Box Office: ‘Suburbicon’ DOA With $2.8M; ‘Jigsaw’ No. 1
‘Suburbicon’ — slapped with a D- CinemaScore — marks the worst opening of George Clooney’s directing career and one of the worst wide openings in Paramount’s history.
Lionsgate’s Jigsaw spooked the competition at the pre-Halloween box office — including George Clooney’s Suburbicon, a major bomb — with a $16.3 million debut from 2,941 theaters.
Still, not even Jigsaw could escape the October slump striking the multiplex, with revenue for the month down more than 13 percent over last year, according to comScore. Jigsaw, reviving the marquee Saw horror franchise, was expected to open to $20 million or more. However, Halloween preparations, the debut of Stranger Things 2 on Netflix and the World Series were all major distractions…
Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, opened to a dismal $2.8 million from 2,045 theaters after getting slapped with a D- CinemaScore. That’s the worst nationwide launch of Clooney’s directing career and the worst showing of Damon’s career behind All the Pretty Horses, which debuted to $1.3 million from 1,483 cinemas in 2000. It is also one of the worst wide opening in Paramount’s history.
That is pretty dismal. Probably not the opening they were counting on.