Film With All-Star Cast Puts Up Atrocious Box Office Numbers, And Achieves Embarrassing Accomplishment

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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“London Fields” absolutely tanked at the box office.

The plot of the film, according to IMDB, is, “Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:

The long-delayed dystopian mystery — which features an uncredited cameo by Johnny Depp, Heard’s ex-husband — took in an estimated $160,000 from 613 theaters. That’s the second worst opening for a wide release behind 2008’s Proud American ($96,076), per Box Office Mojo, whose database begins in 1980. (Box Office Mojo defines a wide opening as any movie playing in 600 or more theaters.)

At $160,000, London Fields’ per-screen average is a dismal $261, the lowest ever for a film rolling out in that number of locations, and among one of the lowest averages ever for a wide debut.

Well, it’s never a good thing when you have the second-worst major opening in recent film history. It’s particularly shocking because the film features Depp, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Issacs and Theo James. If you put a cast together like that, you damn well better put up numbers at the box office. It’s really that simple. (RELATED: Johnny Depp’s Career Takes Another Major Hit. Things Just Keep Getting Worse)

Only $160,000? That’s a bad weekend at the tables for a high roller in Vegas. For a movie, that is a Hindenburg type situation. It’s an absolutely disaster. They even had some smoke shows in there and it still failed miserably! (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Sometimes life hands you wins, and sometimes it hands you a ton of losses. This situation for the people behind “London Fields” are firmly in the latter category.

Better luck next time!

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