Sunday 20 August 2017

King Arthur makes lacklustre impact at US box office

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword failed to make a big splash across the pond.

By Julia Hunt

Director Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie has had a disappointing debut at the US box office.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword opened to a bleak $14.7 million (£11.4 million), according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The gritty reimagining of the Excalibur myth, which stars Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, had a costly $175 million (£135.7 million) production budget.

But the film, which also features a cameo from David Beckham, only managed to debut in third place.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 held on to first place with $63 million (£48.8 million) and Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s raunchy comedy Snatched was at number two with $17.5 million (£13.6 million).

The Guardians sequel has earned $246.2 million (£191 million) in America in just two weeks.

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword opens in the UK on May 19.

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