After a stellar IMAX opening last week, it was expected that Universal’s Everest would go on to dominate the US box office this weekend. However, that didn’t quite go as planned.
Opening to just $13 million domestically, Everest only managed to take fourth place against Hotel Transylvania 2 ($47 million), The Intern ($18 million) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ($14 million). With a reported budget of $55 million, this is not a good opener for the disaster movie, even with its $7.5 million IMAX only weekend.
Next weekend sees the release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, so it is unlikely that Everest will find its footing in its second week. Thankfully for Universal, they’ve have had major success elsewhere with Jurassic World, Furious 7, Minions and Straight Outta Compton.
Everest is set out now, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington. You can listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the movie using the player below:
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