BOX OFFICE: Universal's R.I.P.D. On Track For $15M Or Less Opening Weekend

Universal released several successful films this year (such as Despicable Me 2 and Fast & Furious 6), but its big budget Dark Horse adaptation R.I.P.D. is currently tracking for a disastrous $15M opening weekend.

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By Paul Romano - 7/17/2013


Many have predicted early on that Universal's Dark Horse comic book adaptation R.I.P.D., which stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, would be one of this year's box office failures. Despite the studio releasing several successful titles in 2013 (such as Fast & Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2), it appears that the supernatural thriller will indeed be a disappointment. According to The Wrap, the film is tracking for a $15M opening weekend, and could make even less than that. Especially for a $130M high profile movie, this is a very underwhelming number. Universal is also waiting until Wednesday and Thursday to show the movie to critics, which is an obvious sign of a lack of confidence. R.I.P.D. will face much competition this weekend, with new releases Turbo (also starring Reynolds), RED 2 and The Conjuring all set to debut. The adaptation is also on track to join After Earth, White House Down, The Lone Ranger and Pacific Rim as one of 2013's key box office disappointments.
Source: The Wrap
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ALegendaryPanda - 7/17/2013, 11:03 AM
WOW! That is horrendous!
Jazza815 - 7/17/2013, 11:07 AM
Good.

Poor Jeff though.
LordoftheThrones26 - 7/17/2013, 11:07 AM
If it means that Pacific Rim will get more money and enough for a sequel then Im fine with it!
LordoftheThrones26 - 7/17/2013, 11:09 AM
Poor Jeff though! He'd be an awesome older Lex
Luthor!
LordoftheThrones26 - 7/17/2013, 11:15 AM
Is RED any good?
HellsHammer - 7/17/2013, 11:16 AM
Lmao! Called it!
knocturnalzen10 - 7/17/2013, 11:17 AM
i heard of some porns doing better #'s , poor jeff
BackwardGalaxy - 7/17/2013, 11:19 AM
HellsHammer called it everybody. Give him credit. He called one of the most obvious and predictable things ever. Let's all hoist him up onto our shoulders and eat figs in his honor.
Milling - 7/17/2013, 11:24 AM
i think it looks awesome
AstroZombie - 7/17/2013, 11:24 AM
This movie looks like the most bottom of the barrel, lowest common denominator piece of crap since Grown Ups. Which, of course means it'll have at least 4 sequels.
SugarYumYum - 7/17/2013, 11:24 AM
Ouch.
Tainted87 - 7/17/2013, 11:24 AM
Not unexpected, but a shame. It actually looks like some dumb fun, like Men In Black. Ah well.
kalelhawj - 7/17/2013, 11:28 AM
Anything Ryan Reynolds is in seems to bomb. Time to hang it up... lol... This movie doesn't interest me either... looks like another flop...
C17Swampy - 7/17/2013, 11:29 AM
Looks like a Redbox at best to be honest
Ramiel - 7/17/2013, 11:34 AM
I'm seeing The Conjuring this weekend. Woohoo!
digymastr - 7/17/2013, 11:34 AM
Oh Ryan, first you lost SJ, now you lost the BO, what do you have left?
Ceejay - 7/17/2013, 11:34 AM
Serves them right for trying to reproduce another Men in Black with this less than popular comic adaptation.

Serves them right again for casting Ryan Reynolds.
crawley - 7/17/2013, 11:35 AM
I bet it's still better than the Graphic Novel it's based on.
Insomnium - 7/17/2013, 11:37 AM
Red 2 is getting bad reviews.
marantaz - 7/17/2013, 11:39 AM
There's a big story (I think in Variety) about Ryan Reynolds being the star of two flops this weekend (RIPD and Turbo). He's not done, he's burnt, take him out of the oven and toss him in the trash, feeding him to the dogs would be animal cruelty, pigs won't eat that boy, maggots turn up their noses in disgust, Deadpool himself is hiding in shame, Jimmy Hoffa is offering his spot under the golf course for free cuz he feels bad for Reynolds. Reynolds doesn't care about the characters he claims to know so much about, he's all about Ryan, and Ryan sucks pond scum. Take the money and please for the love of CBMs and all things film go the hell away you horrible no talent fool!
EpitomeofAwesome - 7/17/2013, 11:40 AM
This movie actually looks OK
raymondjordan29 - 7/17/2013, 11:41 AM
God this site if full of haters.
Hawkeyefan - 7/17/2013, 11:44 AM
I will be watching the fantastic Pacific Rim this weekend along with Red 2. Turbo and R.I.P.D. looks dump to me. RIPD looks like a rip off of Men In Black.

Pacific Rim is the best film to see this weekend. The actors are great, The action is awesome.
marantaz - 7/17/2013, 11:47 AM
No hate, just reality. I'll admit, I actually like him in those chick flick films he's made, sure he's limited to three or four facial expressions, but he can work in those kinds of films. For cbms, no, he's a death sentence and a fraud, imo.
marantaz - 7/17/2013, 11:48 AM
And so is Nicholas Cage.
continuezero - 7/17/2013, 11:48 AM
At what point does Reynolds become recognized as the 1 dimensional actor he is? I used to be a big fan but enough Reynolds. His acting and film choice suited the 90's. Time to think about a career change.
continuezero - 7/17/2013, 11:49 AM
How many brutal movies can you make an still find work?
fettastic - 7/17/2013, 11:50 AM
When I first heard about this film I had absolutely no intention of seeing it. Now after having watched a few trailers, it looks like great fun. Too bad about the box office though.
drkmater - 7/17/2013, 11:50 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing this. At home on bluray, as a rental from Netflix.
devil - 7/17/2013, 11:54 AM
R.I.P.D RIPOFF M.I.B
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2013, 11:55 AM
Well I will still going to see this movie, it looks like a good popcorn flick. Sorry not going in with the attitude or epectations that this needs to be the next Godfather etc......

ralfinader - 7/17/2013, 12:01 PM
This sounded like shit for me even before Reynolds was cast.
TheBeard - 7/17/2013, 12:04 PM
The high point of Reynolds life was getting ScarJo to marry him, its been all down hill from there.
gambgel - 7/17/2013, 12:04 PM
wait, this movie comes out this week??

where is the promo????? Lol

these studios dont learn
charlie2094 - 7/17/2013, 12:11 PM
Feel sorry for Reynolds, not a bad actor yet keeps being cast in bad films. Saying that, this doesn't actually look too bad, might check it out. Here's to hoping he gets to do Deadpool, think if he's behind the mask and really goes for it, could be awesome!
jcfrommars9 - 7/17/2013, 12:36 PM
I hope RIPD does better than expected but Ryan Reynolds has never been the saving grace of any movie.
MightyZeus - 7/17/2013, 12:36 PM
Men in Black rip off.
Ryan Reynolds should stay away from cbms and films in general. The man has no talent.
silverdog - 7/17/2013, 12:38 PM
GOOD. maybe with this new flop fox, warner, marvel studios, and the others finally get the message that "kiss of death" reynolds should never be allowed anywhere near a comic book movie ever again.
GreenHalJordan - 7/17/2013, 12:38 PM
^^^Charlie2094: Agreed!
ParisSun - 7/17/2013, 12:39 PM
Ryan Reynolds career in crash and burn.

He joins Johnny Depp as a falling star.
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