Lionsgate and Millennium’s Consumables 4 has hit theaters to gross $3.2 million on Friday, as the film heads for a franchise-low opening. Friday’s count includes $750,000 in Thursday night previews.
The $100 million budget Millenium-financed film was expected to gross close to $15 million, with some estimates being on the high side, putting the film closer to $17 million. However, early returns now show it raising around $8 million. The Nun II might even beat it.
Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham return to the blow-em-up franchise, along with alumni Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. The film’s official synopsis reads: “The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going to give ‘new blood’ a whole new meaning.” Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio and Levy Tran are among the newcomers to the series, along with Andy Gracia.
It’s been almost ten years since the last one Consumables movie hit theaters. The first three Consumables Released in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Outings have collectively grossed an impressive $800 million at the worldwide box office. The 2014 film, the most recent to hit theaters, grossed $15.8 million in its opening weekend and reached a total of $214 million at the worldwide box office. The 2010 original opened to $34.8 million, while the 2012 sequel grossed $28.5 million.
The film’s critical reception wasn’t exactly great, with the THR review of the film reads: “This edition – essentially a sub-par Jason Statham vehicle (hereafter and Meg 2: The trench, some quality control might be in order for the actor) with a brief appearance from Stallone and several new cast members failing to make much of an impression – signals it’s time to put a fork in the series; it’s finished.”
Elsewhere, Sony will hopefully be handing out prizes Stupid money in a limited edition. Me, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie directed the film about the GameStop stock market story that took the news cycles by storm during the COVID-19 pandemic (and inspired several Hollywood projects in the process). Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley and Pete Davidson are among the stars of the ensemble cast.
Box office residuals include New Line/Warner’s The Nun II, which is entering its third weekend with more than $160 million in revenue, and Disney and Kenneth Branagh’s A ghost tour in Venicethe third installment in his Agatha Christie-inspired film series, is entering its second weekend.
Pamela McClintock contributed to this report.
September 22, 3:23 PM Updated with new estimates for Consumables 4.
September 23, 9am Updated with new estimates for Consumables 4.
This story was originally published on September 22 at 9:47 am