Buzz at the Box Office: As ‘Cold Light of Day’ Crumbles, ‘Possession’ Keeps Hold
Meanwhile, The Cold Light of Day, starring future Superman Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis, grossed $1.8 million (debuting in 13th place) after Summit released it without screening it for critics (which is never a good sign).
Which 31-year-old movie almost beat its numbers at the box office?
1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in IMAX over the weekend in just 267 theaters – occupying less than a fifth of the screens that The Cold Light of Day did – and it earned $1.75 million.
Back at Number Two, Lawless’ expansion to 250 more screens didn’t significantly improve its performance. The period crime drama took in $6 million, bringing its theatrical total to $23.5 million.
Bradley Cooper’s The Words was the weekend’s only new release to crack the Top Ten at Number Three, with an underwhelming $5 million in receipts. The Expendables 2 followed close behind at Number Four with $4.75 million, bringing its cumulative gross to more than $75 million.
And The Bourne Legacy brought in just shy of $4 million at Number Five, earning $103 million to date.
Collectively, the box office seems likely to bring in $65-67 million in revenues, which will be the worst performance since the weekend of September 21-23, 2001, just after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Take a look at the trailer for The Possession: