Yikes! Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie is now being talked about as the year’s most disappointing box office flop, after taking a beating in its second weekend in theaters — dropping from a dismal $7.3 million opening weekend to just $2.58 million over the past couple of days.
I’m guessing at this point there’s no talk of Steve Jobs II: Think Differenter in the making!
Steve Jobs took just $1,035 per theater average this weekend, putting it last in the Top 10 box office category. That’s compared to the massive $130,250 per screen it made during its first weekend of limited release in New York and Los Angeles.
At this point, I’ve seen a ton of theories as to why the movie didn’t make any money. These range from too much Steve Jobs material over the past few years, to boycotts from Apple fans over the movie’s negative portrayal of Steve and “liberties” with the truth, to a potential Conservative backlash against actor Seth Rogen for comments made against Republican candidate Ben Carson.
As Box Office Mojo points out, “It’s a shame. It’s a very good film and now all involved are going to have to hope for some serious awards juice to keep it in the social consciousness and hope for some serious money from home video.”
As far as Jobs comparisons goes, this one is turning out to be more G4 Cube than iPhone!