Despite a very meager $5 million budget, Universal were putting a lot of promotion and hype behind their big screen adaptation of Jem and the Holograms. But after two very poor weeks at the domestic box office, the studio has now pulled the plug.
The film opened to a sea of negative reviews and a mere $1.3 million from 2,400 screens, failing to crack the top 10. Its second week was even worse as it dropped 71% to just $387,925 from the same number of screens. With a total of $2.08 million to its name, Jem and the Holograms has been removed from theatres.
Jem and the Holograms is still set to be released in the UK in February 2016 and several other European territories this coming December.
Jem and the Holograms sees Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) directing a cast that includes Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) as Jem, Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm) as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as Shana, and Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) as Aja alongside Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club), Ryan Guzman (Step Up All In) and Nicholas Braun (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).