Although the source of a lot of conversation locally, it seems as if the recently released “Detroit,” a film focusing on the racial unrest of 1967 and the horrific incident at the Algiers Motel, is doing terribly at the box office.
The film, according to just released comScore box office metrics, did just a little over $3 million in sales at the box office. This is on the heels of a disappointing opening weekend of $7.3 million.
“Detroit” already fell out of the top 12 in the United States, being bested by flicks like “Despicable Me 3,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” that opened last month, and the “Emoji Movie.” It wasn’t even close to the top box office hits this weekend, “Dunkirk” and “Annabelle: Creation” in the top spot. comScore reported that the top-getting film, a Warner Bros. film, did $35 million over the weekend.
Here’s the full top 12 list for the weekend of August 13, and “Detroit” does not appear:
1. Annabelle: Creation – Warner Bros. – $35.0M
2. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $11.4M
3. Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature – Open Road – $8.9M
4. Dark Tower, The – Sony – $7.9M
5. Emoji Movie, The – Sony – $6.6M
6. Girls Trip – Universal – $6.5M
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $6.1M
8. Kidnap – Aviron Pictures – $5.2M
9. Glass Castle, The – Lionsgate – $4.9M
10. Atomic Blonde – Focus Features – $4.6M
11. War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $3.7M
12. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $3.1M
Initially met with a lot of critical acclaim (including a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score) and Oscar buzz, online reviews after the launch have been mostly negative and it’s now clear the movie going public just isn’t interested for whatever reason.
The film directed by Katheryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal cost $30 million to make according to Vanity Fair.