Ridley Scott fails with his latest US premiere against Halloween Kills

Ridley Scott

The Last Duel, the last film directed by Ridley Scott, suffered one of the worst releases so far this year in the United States, adding only 4.8 million dollars, despite having a budget of 100 million and a cast led by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.

In contrast, the return of Jamie Lee Curtis with the saga Halloween Kills drew enough viewers to take first place this weekend with more than 50 million gross, above heavyweights like the new James Bond, No Time to Die, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

The success of Halloween Kills It also represents a strong boost to cinemas, which need to pick up the pace after the toughest stage of the pandemic and have traditionally had one of their highest-grossing seasons in October thanks to horror tapes.

For its part, No Time to Die it dropped to second place after a premiere last week that did not live up to expectations.

In its second week on the billboard, Daniel Craig’s firing as Agent 007 cut his gross in half from $ 55 million to $ 24.2 million.

No Time To Die It has become the worst debut for the British franchise since Casino Royale in 2006, although the film’s performance in the United States contrasts with the good acceptance it has had in the international market, especially in Europe, with more than 100 million collected.

For its part, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which boasts the best debut of 2021, was in third position and added 16.5 million in its third week.

In fourth position was the second part of The Addams Family, with 7.1 million dollars entered.

Although the great disappointment was the debut of The Last Duel, by Ridley Scott, a film that has cost more than 100 million dollars and did not exceed 5 million.

The puncture of this story set in the Middle Ages could be due to errors in the promotional campaign and the reluctance of the public of more advanced ages to return to theaters, indicated an analysis by The Hollywood Reporter newspaper.

It is one of the worst releases for Scott, the creator of films such as Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Blade Runner.

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