“The 355” next to a bad Box-Office Start

The 355 starts with a bad ticket office
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The star-studded female spy-action thriller “The 355” has pretty much bombed on arrival.

A passion project for one of its stars Jessica Chastain, the Simon Kinberg-directed $ 40 million film scored just a $ 4.8 million opening this weekend and debuted in third place.

It’s well behind the $ 33 million that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the $ 12 million that “Sing 2” scored over the weekend – movies that have both been playing for weeks now. “Sing 2” has also just become available on PVOD, 17 days after its release in theaters, at the higher premium price of $ 24.99 for rent.

355’s reviews did not help, the film scored only 27% on Rotten Tomatoes and a fairly ordinary B + CinemaScore. The poor display comes amid an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the infectious omicron variant. Most of the film’s audience was still older with 80% of ticket holders over the age of 35.

Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong’o star in the film, which marks the first Hollywood studio release in 2022. As it’s a Universal title with a soft opening, it’s likely to hit PVOD platforms in 17 days. – which means it could be made available online as early as the week of January 24th. However, Universal has not yet announced a date for its digital launch.

Meanwhile, one of the film’s co-stars, Sebastian Stan, spoke about the film Additional and revealed that he and Edgar Ramirez got in even better shape than usual to make shirtless scenes for the film – scenes that ended up on the floor of the rock room and which he hopes will appear in images from the film one day.

Source: THR

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