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Gun Control Movie ‘Miss Sloane’ Has One of the Worst Opening Weekends Ever

Gun Control Movie ‘Miss Sloane’ Has One of the Worst Opening Weekends Ever

Stephen Gutowski | Washington Free Beacon -- 

 Miss Sloane, the gun control thriller starring Jessica Chastain, over the weekend posted one of the worst performances of the past 35 years for a movie in wide release.

The movie pulled in $1,167 on average at the 1,648 theaters across the country it was shown in. It made $1,922,300, meaning it was the 11th-highest grossing movie in the country. It is number 79 on Box Office Mojo’s list of Worst Opening Weekend by Per-Theater Average since 1982.

That means Miss Sloane earned less money per theater than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, and Gigli.

Industry observers criticized the movie’s performance on Monday. Timesaid the movie “fizzled in its wide expansion.” Fortunedescribed it as struggling. The Los Angeles TimessaidMiss Sloane failed to meet “an already lackluster” projection of $5 million for the weekend.

“EuropaCorp expanded the terrific Jessica Chastain vehicle Miss Sloane into 1,648 theaters over the weekend, with just tragic results,” Scott Mendelson wrote at Forbes. “Unless Jessica Chastain ends up with a Golden Globe nomination and/or an Oscar nomination in a robustly crowded ‘Best Actress’ field, this one is finished.”

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