- Keanu Reeves’ new movie “Replicas” opened over the weekend and only took in $US2.5 million.
- That’s a career worst for the actor.
It turns out “Replicas” was as bad as everyone anticipated.
Keanu Reeves’ new movie – in which he plays a scientist who attempts to use biological cloning to bring back his family after they died in a car crash – did a paltry $US2.5 million over the weekend on about 2,300 screens.
That’s the worst opening weekend for any Reeves movie that has opened on at least 2,000 screens.
“Replicas” has the typical backstory for a January box-office bomb.
The movie had been sitting on the shelf since being made in 2016. Entertainment Studios bought the movie for a reported $US4 million following a private screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and here we are in 2019 with the movie finally coming out.
It also didn’t help that “Replicas” is sporting just a 10% score on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
These were sure signs the movie would become the first major disappointment of 2019. And it did.
Though this is also the biggest flop of Reeves’ career, he’ll soon have a chance to rebound, as he has before. He has “John Wick: Chapter 3” coming to theatres in May, and his hard-to-miss voice will be featured a month later when the anticipated “Toy Story 4” hits theatres.
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