The Easter holiday is traditionally a difficult one at the North America box office but nobody could have anticipated Transcendence’s catastrophic opening . Things looked dodgy on Thursday night when a quiet start left market analysts predicting an underwhelming $20m session at the top end but a truly putrid $4.8m Friday, could leave it facing a final tally as much as $8m lower. And with poor reviews – a shocking 19% Rotten Tomatoes rating – and an equally bad ‘C+’ CinemaScore from first night audiences, it has no momentum and faces box office oblivion against the backdrop of a $100m budget.
The sci-fi adventure marks the directorial debut of Oscar winning cinematographer, Wally Pfister (‘Inception’), and stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman. It will be Johnny Depp’s fourth consecutive box office failure.
Meanwhile, last weekends No. 1 and 2, the Rio and Captain America sequels, are in a tight battle for the top spot, which is too close to call. They are both likely to close the session around the $25m mark.buy cialis daily online cialis cheapest price cialis daily use cost cialis generic reviews