Warner Bros. latest big-budget movie — Jupiter Ascending— flopped at the box office this weekend. The movie had a budget of $179 million, but only managed to nab $19 million in its opening weekend. It was toped by The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which grossed an impressive $56 million, and American Sniper.
A few weeks ago Warner surprised moviegoers at Sundance with a “secret screening” of the film, probably to generate some hype. It backfired, a handful of people walked out of the film. They “hated it.” The scene was very similar to this weekend in theaters around the country when moviegoers walked out of the movie because it was so bad.
Jupiter Ascending might be the single worst movie I've ever seen. Holy hell this is torture
— Bradley Moyer (@Detroit_Brad) February 8, 2015
Jupiter Ascending: concept artists jerking off for three hours
— #xanatos2016 (@serenityfails) February 8, 2015
First time falling asleep at the theatre…. Jupiter Ascending…horrible.
— Andrea Lin (@andrealinnn) February 8, 2015
I can't believe I paid money to go watch Jupiter Ascending
— Carlos Selva (@selvanator) February 8, 2015
cannot recall a film i’ve seen as many people walk out on as jupiter ascending
— Ed Jefferson (@edjeff) February 8, 2015
I had to walk out of Jupiter Ascending an hour into it. I just couldn't take it anymore.
— Richard C. Meyer (@Meyer78759) February 7, 2015