It’s official. The reboot of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall didn’t live up to expectations. The new film trailed behind the current blockbuster The Dark Knight.
Obviously the producing studio was hoping the remade movie would at least make back the money spent to produce it. That’s estimated at somewhere between $125 and $200 million, with $150 million set as the possible break-even point. Unfortunately, the Colin Farrell vehicle may have difficulty meeting that goal. It’s opening three-day weekend total is a disappointing $26 million.
What really hurts, however, is that the reboot barely broke the box office records established by the original 1990 film. If ticket prices got adjusted between the two movies, the original would most likely come out on top.
While the continental opening proved less than successful, Recall scored better overseas. It at least opened in the top spot for some countries. Still, the overall box office take there isn’t that impressive either.
The Dark Knight kept the top spot by raking in another $36.4 million. Recall did, however, manage to grab second place from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. It settled in with a weekend total of $14.7 million.
Ice Age: Continental Divide proved it had staying power by staying in the top five. It landed at the number four spot with $8.4 million.
The Watch rounded out the top five films. It made another $6.4 million.
Completing the top 10 came Ted ($5.5 million), Step Up Revolution ($5.3 million), The Amazing Spider Man ($4.3 million), Brave ($2.9 million) and Magic Mike ($1.4 million).
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