There was hope that the big budget sci-fi fantasy “Cloud Atlas,” also starring Tom Hanks, would change things, but unfortunately it bombed at the box office this weekend
It appears that mixed reviews and general confusion about the movie’s premise brought the project’s momentum to a screeching halt.
“Cloud Atlas,” earned only $9.4 million in theaters, which failed to top the third weekend of Ben Affleck’s hit thriller Argo. To put in perspective how bad “Atlas” bombed, it took in even less than Tyler Perry’s flop “Alex Cross,” which earned just over $11 in its debut.
The film was also bad news for once mega-star Hanks. Arguably the biggest draw of the 1990s and early 2000s, Hanks’ last three films have all performed dismally at the box office.
By the way, according to Entertainment Weekly, “Cloud Atlas” had a budget of over $100 million, but Warner Brothers, its studio, covered the bulk of the costs with an international distributor, but the way things now stand, neither will likely see a profit.