Hellboy,” looks like it is going to flame out with an opening weekend total of just $12 million after making $4.93 million on Friday. That’s below the $17-20 million projections set for the R-rated reboot and below the $23 million opening made by the original “Hellboy” in 2004
The 50 million reboot starring David Harbour and directed by Neil Marshall (“Game of Thrones”) is getting weak reception from both critics and audiences. It has been panned on Rotten Tomatoes with a 15% score, and received a 2.5 star score on Postrak and a C from opening night audiences on CinemaScore. By comparison, the first “Hellboy” received a B-, while its 2008 sequel, “The Golden Army,” received a B.
“Hellboy” had been expected to be the top opening of the weekend, but as it falls to third on the charts, that honor will go to Universal/Will Packer Productions’ “Little” with a $15 million opening against a $20 million budget, making $5.3 million on Friday.
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