After some positive word of mouth from last year’s Sundance Film Festival, new comedy film The Bronze has become one of the worst box-office flops in history this past weekend.
The film, which stars The Big Big Theory’s Melissa Rauch (who also co-wrote with her husband Winston) opened in 1.167 theaters over the weekend to an estimated $421,434. While that some may not look to unhealthy given its limited release, it actually only grossed a measly average of $361 per location.
With such disastrous numbers, The Bronze has now taken its place amongst the very worst openings of all time for a film debuting in more than 1,000 theatres. It hasn’t displaced vampire spoof film Transylmania, which grossed just $263,941 from 1,007 theaters back in 2009, but it has cracked the top five and joins such “distinctive” company Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure, Gold Diggers , Delgoand fellow 2015 Sundance entry The D Train, which starred Jack Black and James Marsden.
Released by Sony Classics, the film was actually snapped up for a cool $3 million by Relativity Media at Sundance 2015, and when the studio declared itself bankrupt last year, Sony stepped in.
In the film, Rauch stars as Hope Ann Greggory, “a foul-mouthed former Olympic medalist who reluctantly agrees to train another up-and-coming gymnast.” Gary Cole (Office Space), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War), and Thomas Middleditch (Sillicon Valley) co-star.