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‘King Arthur’ First Summer Bomb? $175M Film Tracking for $25M Debut

The summer box office season kicked off with a bang last weekend as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rocketed to a $146 million opening, but Hollywood could see its first big bomb of the season this weekend as Warner Bros.’ expensive tentpole King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is projected to open in the $25 million range.

Obama First Date Movie ‘Southside With You’ Gets Stood Up at Box Office

Sony’s Screen Gems micro-budget horror thriller Don’t Breathe finally unseated Suicide Squad for a first-place finish at the box office this weekend as Obama first date biopic Southside With You failed to set hearts aflutter in limited release and Roberto Duran boxing drama Hands of Stone fared decently ahead of its Labor Day weekend expansion.

Box Office: ‘Ben-Hur’ Bombs, ‘Suicide Squad’ Stays on Top

MGM/Paramount’s pricey Ben-Hur update failed to gain any traction at the box office this weekend, taking in $4.1 million Friday on its way to an estimated $11 million three-day total from 3,084 locations while Warners’ Suicide Squad and Sony/Annapurna’s Sausage Party looked to retain the top two spots for the second straight weekend.

Box Office: Female-Led ‘Ghostbusters’ Underwhelms with 2nd-Place Finish

Sony/Village Roadshow’s female-led Ghostbusters reboot failed to scare up enough business to be considered a hit in its opening frame, while Universal/Illumination’s latest animated offering The Secret Life of Pets looked to be on track for a $50M+ weekend to retain the top spot and Bryan Cranston’s undercover caper The Infiltrator fell flat at the box office this weekend.

Emma Watson Movie Flops with $61 Opening Weekend

After having spent years starring in the blockbuster Harry Potter film franchise, Emma Watson’s latest film, The Colony, pulled in a paltry £47 in her native United Kingdom this weekend — or about $60.75 in U.S. dollars.