Box office estimates for this week’s movie premier of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed have begun pouring in and they are bleak to say the least.
According to Deadline, the Assassin’s Creed movie may earn as much as $13.8 million for the first three days and up to $20.7 million for the first four. For the entire week, the movie could generate around $28.2 million which is significantly lower than a previous estimate of $35 million.
In fact, the Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence duo for Passengers beat Assassin’s Creed by a margin of $4.7 million over six days. While no one expected Passengers to do that well, it might have gained advantage when pitted against a video game adaptation since Assassin’s Creed appeals to a certain genre faction only.
Assassin’s Creed hit theaters on December 21. Reviews for the Michael Fassbender-starring action movie, however, have been less than stellar. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie currently features a 20 percent rating on the Tomato Meter and an average 4.1/10 rating from critics. In contrast, almost 70 percent of the audience loved the movie, giving it a user rating of 3.8/5.
“As Assassin’s Creed struggles towards its conclusion–and a nonsensical heel turn from a major character–one can’t help but feel disappointed in a film that got the style of the series so right, yet its heart so wrong,” reads a review from IGN.
Ubisoft has a number of other video game movies in the pipeline, including those based on The Division and Watch Dogs.