Sylvester Stallone's Expend4bles flops on opening weekend, The Nun 2 retains box office crown
In a surprising turn of events, Sylvester Stallone's much-anticipated film "Expend4bles" faced a disappointing opening weekend, unable to draw expected crowds to the theaters. In contrast, "The Nun 2" successfully maintained its reigning position at the box office, claiming the top spot once again.
The Expendables 4 (Source: Deadline)
The fourth installment in the Expendables franchise is having a tough time, first receiving overwhelming negative reviews from critics and now it seems audiences feel the same way.
The movie has failed to make an impact at the box office with only 8.3 million dollars this weekend making it the lowest opening of the franchise.
Unexpected Opening Weekend Flop
The movie opened in China on September 15, 2023, and in the United States a week later, the movie has grossed around 20 million dollars worldwide.
Considering the massive 100 million dollar budget, it will be the first flop in the franchise. The movie is directed by Scott Waugh.
The movie will be Sylvester Stallone's last movie in the franchise handing over the reings to Jason Statham. The full cast of the movie includes Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Megan Fox, and Dolph Lundgren.
The Nun 2 Holds Strong: Retaining Top Box Office Position
The top spot is currently held by The Nun 2, the latest installment of The Conjuring Universe. the movie has grossed over 200 million dollars worldwide.
The movie is directed by Michael Chaves, who previously directed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The full cast includes Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid, and Anna Popplewell.
The third spot is held by A Haunting in Venice which managed to earn $6.3 million. The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh and is the third entry in the Hercule Poirot franchise.
The movie has grossed over 70 million dollars worldwide. The cast includes Kyle Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, and Tina Fey.
The unexpected flop of "Expend4bles" and the continued success of "The Nun 2" showcase the unpredictable terrain of the box office.