Steve Carell’s ‘Welcome to Marwen’ to Lose $50 Million at Box Office
It’s shaping up to be a pretty bleak holiday season for Steve Carell and Robert Zemeckis after “Welcome to Marwen” flopped last weekend in spectacular fashion.
The $40 million drama about a man’s attempts to overcome his Ptsd is one of the biggest bombs of the year, debuting to a disastrous $2.4 million from 1,191 theaters.
It stands to lose between $45 million to $50 million when marketing and distribution costs are taken into account, according to rival studio executives, an embarrassing result for both Carell and Zemeckis.“Welcome to Marwen” is also the worst wide-release major studio debut of 2018 — tying with Johnny Knoxville’s dud “Action Point” for that ignominious distinction — and a career-worst wide-release start for the A-list actor and the director.
Compounding the pervasive air of disaster, “Welcome to Marwen” is the second big turkey for Universal Studios in as many weeks.
The studio also stands to lose $125 million-plus on “Mortal Engines,
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