BOX OFFICE: 2013's Next Big Budget Flop? 47 RONIN Kicks Off Run By Bombing In Japan
If a samurai movie can't even succeed in Japan, what chance does it have in America? 47 Ronin - which stars Keanu Reeves and has a budget of at least $175 million - opened in Japan this weekend with a paltry $1.3 million. As many predicted, it looks set to be yet another flop!
Universal's 47 Ronin won't open in North America until December 25th, but it kicked off its international run this weekend in Japan. However, the samurai movie (which is heavy on the CGI and light on star power) took only $1.3 million, finishing third behind two local-language films. While the majority of foreign releases struggle in the country, it's not a good sign for the studio that a movie about a story famous in Japanese folklore starring popular Japanese actors like Hiroyuki Sanada and Rinko Kikuchi has failed to find any real success this soon. Such a sluggish start is an indication that the same will happen elsewhere, especially as awareness of 47 Ronin domestically is extremely low. Analysts are already predicting an opening of only $10 million, with a final total of around $50 million. Not a good result for a movie which cost $175 million to produce...
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8 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes From 47 RONIN
Four deleted scenes from Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin. Hit the jump to check out: "Oishi Attempts To Buy Kai From The Dutch Captain," "Mika Regrets Her Love For Kai," "Mika Attemps To Poison Lord Kira " and "Isogai Is Entranced By The Witch."
Wondrous 47 RONIN Creature Designs
Carl Rinsch's samurai-fantasy-adventure film, 47 Ronin didn't do all that well at the box office, but that shouldn't stop us from enjoying some striking concept art created by Daren Horley.
47 RONIN: Dragons & Other Fantastical Creature Designs
Concept Art World has posted some concept art that was created by the artist working at Framestore, for Carl Rinsch's samurai-fantasy-adventure,47 Ronin. Hit the jump to check out cool designs for the dragon and other fantastical creatures.