Wednesday 21 August 2019

Steve Jobs movie withdrawn from US theatres after just two weeks due to poor sales

Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs
Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Despite positive reviews, Steve Jobs has failed to set the US box office alight and Universal is pulling the film from cinemas just two weeks after general release.

The film was given a limited release over a month ago and made half a million in four cinemas, making it the year's highest-grossing limited release.

However, it has not fared so well with the general public this past fortnight, grossing €16.7 million (it cost €30m to make), and is being withdrawn from more than 2000 cinemas.

It's the second film the studio has decided to pull after a two week run - Jem and the Holograms has also been pulled after two weeks.

The film, based on the animated TV show, grossed a measly €1.37m in its first week in the US and only a third of that the second week.

Steve Jobs releases in Ireland on November 13 while Jem and the Holograms will arrive on January 12.

The move to pull both films comes in a year when the studio has seen Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Minions all gross over €1 billion at the box office. 

Universal also had massive success with the first instalment in the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

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