In the realm of box office figures, the latest entry in The Expendables series, titled Expendables 4, opened with a somewhat disappointing $750,000 during Thursday night previews. Initial expectations had set the movie opening in the range of $15 million to $17 million, but early results indicate a more modest start of $8 million to $10 million. This represents a noticeable decline from the previous instalments in the franchise, which collectively earned a total of $800 million worldwide. Critically, the movie has received lukewarm reviews, with one critique suggesting that it might be time to retire the series.
Meanwhile, Sony released Dumb Money, a movie inspired by the GameStop stock market saga, in a limited release. The movie boasts a star-studded ensemble cast featuring Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley, and Pete Davidson. In contrast, ongoing box office successes include The Nun II, which is in its third weekend and has already amassed over $160 million in earnings, as well as Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice, the third instalment of his Agatha Christie-inspired movie series, now in its second weekend.
The highly anticipated comeback of The Expendables may not have delivered the explosive box office results that were initially expected, leaving both fans and studios with uncertain prospects for the future of the franchise. Source