King Arthur: Legend of the Sword could lose Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures up to $150 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, box-office experts say it is unlikely the film will earn more than $145 million worldwide. The film which cost $175 million to produce was expected to take a low $25 million at the domestic box office and ended up underperforming, earning a dismal total of $14.7 million in its opening weekend.
Guy Ritchie’s flashy take on the classic tale tells the origin of a young King Arthur who comes up unaware of his past after his Uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) murdered his Father (Eric Bana) and overthrew the crown. Once Arthur pulls the Excalibur from the stone, he’s confronted by both his Uncle and his past.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere, Djimon Hounsou as Sir Bedivere, Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill Wilson, Jude Law as Vortigern and Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon. Here’s the official synopsis:
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. Joining the rebellion and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to address her and eventually understand her magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is now playing.