Tom Hanks was one of those celebrities who guaranteed Donald Trump would never be elected president. Now that lame prediction may be coming back to bite the famed actor in the worst way possible, at the box office.
Hanks new movie, “The Circle,” which also stars actor turned feminist, Emma Watson, will be his worst ever opening weekend box office and likely lowest grossing film ever.
Last night “The Circle” took in $3.2 million in 3,163 theaters. The per screen average was just over $1,000. The film, co-starring Emma Watson, came in fourth last night behind “The Fate of the Furious,” a Bollywood film, and the reviled “How to Be A Latin Lover.”
It’s not like “The Circle” is a critical success. It has a 17 on Rotten Tomatoes. No one likes it. A small distributor bought it, which is kind of weird for Tom Hanks. He’s a two Oscar winner, beloved, with many many hits.
The only recent Hanks movie to open lower was “A Hologram for the King.” But that movie opened at many fewer theaters. What they have in common is that they’re based on books by Dave Eggers. Someone sold Hanks a bill of goods on that one.
If “The Circle” comes in at $9 million or lower for the weekend, then it will even be below “Cloud Atlas” — $9.6 million, and “Inferno” — $14 million.