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Hitman: Agent 47 Is Another Video Game Box Office Flop

by Damian Seeto


We reported a few days ago that Hitman: Agent 47 was getting bad reviews from critics. Now it looks like audiences didn’t care to watch the movie either.

BoxOffice.com has now reported on the amount of money Hitman: Agent 47 earned over the North American weekend. It’s not a pretty figure.

The movie only received $8.2 million during its opening weekend. This is a very low figure for an action movie that cost $35 million to make. It’s unlikely 20th Century Fox will make a profit from the movie. Its worldwide total is only $16.7 million too.

Hitman: Agent 47 was supposed to be a reboot of the 2007 version. However, the 2007 movie was more successful as that earned $13.16 million in its opening weekend. The movie is another sad example of video games failing to connect with audiences.

20th Century Fox is in a pickle lately. Its latest Fantastic Four reboot flopped at the Box Office too. They have not been able to reboot franchises successfully. Reboots are usually supposed to improve on the previous movies and not be worse.

Hopefully upcoming video games movies like Assassin’s Creed and World of Warcraft prove to be more successful and critically acclaimed. It’s sad how video games have yet to hit their mark on Hollywood.

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