Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith could be starring in the biggest Blockbuster flop of the summer. The new movie, After Earth, brought in just over $9 million during its opening on Friday and is expected to make about $25 million for the weekend.
That will put the new sci-fi epic, which was made with a $130 million budget, behind Fast And Furious 6 and Now You See Me.
After Earth has been receiving abysmal reviews. Many critics have pointed out that the movie is basically a huge birthday present for his son Jaden.
7M Pictures writes: “It’s no better than Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video. It’s a bought-and-paid-for vanity piece for a spoiled teenager.”
And 7M Pictures wasn’t the only site to make the Rebecca Black connection.
The Aisle Seat writes: After Earth is the cinematic equivalent of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” – a parent-funded vanity project gone horribly wrong and thrust out into the world for the rest of us to not enjoy.”
Box Office Mojo that After Earth made $9.8 million during its Friday opening and is projected to make between $25 and $27 million by the end of the weekend. The numbers may not make it the biggest flop of the Summer (I mean, there is an “Grumpy Cat” movie in the works) but After Earth definitely didn’t live up to its big budget expectations.
Fast And The Furious 6 added another $10 million to its total on Friday and is expected to bring its domestic numbers above $150 million by the end of the weekend.
Are you going to the movies this weekend? Are you going to see After Earth?