Undermined by a new wave of US film closings, the “Monster Hunter” adaptation disappointed in its debut in the country, raising just $ 2.2 million in its first weekend.
Projections indicated a launch of around US $ 4 million in the North American market.
Despite the warm start, the feature film should benefit from the year-end festivities, which generally tend to take advantage of the box office. The adaptation, however, will face stiff competition with the release of the highly anticipated “ Wonder Woman 1984 ” next week, which will air simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max’s streaming service.
Remember that “Monster Hunter” hits theaters on January 14, and CinePOP was invited to interview the very sweet Milla Jovovich and her husband – and director – Paul WS Anderson.
They spoke about the new adaptation and also indicated if they would ever return to “Resident Evil”.
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On Rotten Tomatoes, “ Monster Hunter ” opened with 67% approval based on 6 reviews to date.
Check out the main comments below:
“Monster Hunter” is all kinds of super silly fun ”- Globe and Mail.
“It’s not since Paul Giamatti’s immortal appearance at the end of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ that such a bad movie has tried to arouse our appetite for more” – IndieWire.
“’Monster Hunter’ delivers exactly what it promises” – Battle Royale with Cheese.
“A ton of fun from start to finish, ‘Monster Hunter’ strikes the balance between hard-core action and canastore humor” – Aisle Seat.
“To be fair, the whole movie promises, from the start, monsters and hunters, and Anderson delivers both, from opening frame to credits. But, for a long time, the generic title accompanied the generic action ”- Los Angeles Times.
Directed by Paul WS Anderson, the production budget was approximately US $ 60 million.
Along with our world, there is another: a world of powerful and dangerous monsters who control their territories with deadly ferocity. When Lieutenant Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her elite squadron are transported through a portal that connects the two worlds, they will be faced with the most shocking experience of their lives. In her desperate attempt to return home, the brave lieutenant meets a mysterious hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills have enabled her to survive in this hostile land. Faced with the relentless and terrifying attacks of the monsters, the two warriors unite to fight against them and find a way home.
The cast also includes Tony Jaa, TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, and Ron Perlman.
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