With the Oscar weekend bomb, Gods of Egypt, we started thinking about a few other films that are soon to open—meaning this year—that may follow in its floppy footsteps. And by follow in its footsteps, we’re talking films that barely gross 10 percent of a budget on opening weekend. What’s that look like? $14,000,000/$140,000,000. Ouch. Without nitpicking every single release that could do bad, and those that will be awful, but score loads of cash (looking at you, Batman v Superman), here are six films that don’t look fiscally promising.
Is it too niche? Are parents going to take their kids to this? Are teenagers with curiosity going to line up to see it? Survey says: not very likely. Warcraft is, of course, based on the popular role playing game World of Warcraft, which has led to illegitimate children, marriages, and divorces worldwide. Here’s the kicker: the live-action animation combo should be pretty stellar, but it’s the story that promises to leave this one flat, much like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There is no denying Warcraft‘s powerful niche—the game enjoys more players than you might realize. The biggest question: will these people leave their homes to see it? Why is that such a concern? Because producing partners dropped $100,000,000 on this thing. It doesn’t open until June 10th, but it has the potential to start summer with a fizzle over a sizzle.