Words by: Rashad Grove
Everyone familiar with the Robin Hood story knows that he takes from the rich and gives to the poor. It’s a timeless classic. The theme is relevant more than ever in our current moment. But the latest rendition of the legendary story has had a poor performance at the box office over the weekend. Robin Hood, starring Jamie Foxx Taron Egerton, is the newest robot of the classic story
Going up against sequels and juggernauts such as Ralph Breaks The Internet and Creed II, Robin Hood had an uphill battle due to the stiff competition that it faced. As noted in the Hollywood Reporter, “Lionsgate’s big-budget Robin Hood bombed, earning $14.2 million from 2,857 theaters for the five days to rank No. 7 against a $100 million budget. The three-day weekend portion was $9.1 million.” Because of the large production costs which amounted to over $100 million dollars, it will a struggle for the film to break even. If it doesn’t meet the production costs, it will be the biggest box office disappointment of the year.
To make matters worse, the film has been panned by critics. Describing the film, “Reboots and remakes are meant to introduce a new audience to a classic tale with fresh ideas and storylines that make the story relevant to modern audiences. Robin Hood doesn’t even try.”