“Hacker” (Blackhat), director Michael Mann’s cyber-thriller (“Public Enemies,” “Collateral”) starring Chris Hemsworth, had one of the worst openings in movie history.
Released in 2015, the film was enshrined as the first box office bombshell of the year, raking in a paltry $ 4 million in its debut weekend, against a budget of $ 70 million.
The film became the 13th worst opening in history for a film that opened in more than 2,500 theaters in the United States.
However, the film has now found its audience on Netflix. Released in the catalog, the thriller debuted as the 3rd most viewed film in the catalog.
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In the plot, Hemsworth plays a hacker arrested for committing cybercrime but removed from prison to track down the man who stole his code and invaded the internal system of a major US bank, triggering a series of dramatic events on the international stock market.
What didn’t go well? In addition to bad publicity, the film received a high R rating (over 17 only) and competed with Oscar nominee “ American Sniper, ” a film by director Clint Eastwood about the sniper. Deadliest US Navy which debuted with a whopping $ 90million in its debut weekend, making it the biggest movie opening of January
Check out the 15 worst openings in movie history (for films that premiered in more than 2,500 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo).
Title Title (click to view) Studio Opening Movie Theaters Total Box Office 1 The Struggle for an Ideal (Will Not Back Down) Fox US $ 2,603,370 2,515 US $ 310,554 2 The Rocker Fox US $ 2,636,048 6 US $ 409,528 3 Welcome to the Game (Lucky You) WB US $ 2,710,445 2,525 US $ 5,758,950 4 Hoot NL US $ 3,368,197 3018 US $ 8,117,637 5 They say there (rumor has it) WB US $ 3,473,155 2,815 43,000 262 US $ 6 Super Dad (Joe Somebody) Fox US $ 3,553,725 2506 US $ 22,771,646 7 The Six Signs of Light (The Seeker) Fox US $ 3,745,315 3,141 US $ 8,794,452 8 The Legend of Oz (Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return) CE US $ 3,747,780 2,658 US $ 8,462,027 9 Machete Mata ORF US $ 3,837,183 2,538 8,008,161 10 Firehouse Dog Fox 3,838,916 USD 2,860 13,932,383 11 Vampire Academy: Kiss of Shadows Wein. US $ 3,921,742 US $ 2,676,7791,979 12 Raise Your Voice NL US $ 4,022,693 US $ 2,521 10,411,980 13 Hacker (Blackhat) Uni. US $ 4,030,000 2,567 US $ 4,030,000 14 Run the Back (MacGruber) Uni agent. US $ 4,043,495 2,551 US $ 8,525,600 15 Little Problem, Mega Confusion (Funny Size) Par. $ 4,101,017 $ 3,014 9,409,538
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