|Expendables 3 is a flop with poor opening debut|
The Sylvestor Stallone produced movie, Expendables 3, is a flop, says Yahoo! Movies, among other movie review sites. They base this on the extremely poor opening weekend, estimated to stay below $16 million in the US through Sunday of the opening weekend.
In comparison, Expendables 1 opening weekend grossed $34.8 million, and Expendables 2 grossed $28.6 million. The extremely poor revenue earnings for Expendables 3 has secured it the flop status, and may even earn Sylvestor Stallone a Razzie Award for poor acting.
Opening Weekend Update: As of Sunday (08/17/14) at 7:51 a.m., Expendables 3 had $16.2 million in revenue. (Source: Deadline)
The one-liner of the movie that stands out is said by Jason Statham: "Morons need friends."
Expendables 3 Gets Many Bad ReviewsThe Atlantic says in regards to Expendables 3: "no movie this stupid should be this complicated." Ouch.
Sylvestor Stallone openly admitted to Entertainment Weekly back in 2011 this: "I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times."
Rotten Tomatoes says Expendables 3 is 35% rotten (not good), and that only 54% of audience goers like the movie.
Screen Rant gives Expendables 3, 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Cast of Expendables 3
The following actors are in the movie, Expendables 3: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvestor Stallone, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, and Mel Gibson.
Entertainment Weekly believes that Antonio Banderas was the best actor in the whole movie.
Did Online Piracy Hurt Expendables 3?
Variety reported that Expendables 3 was downloaded 189,000 times in the first 24 hours since it was first leaked online in July 2014. Variety suggested that this will hurt its theatrical debut, since "young males" are more likely to be pirating movies illegally, and this is the target audience.
For reference, when 15 million people download a movie illegally, it represents tens of millions of lost revenue dollars.
Various movie review sites are very critical of this movie, and believe that there is not much to the storyline, and that Director Patrick Hughes is not exactly a seasoned director, which adds to the problems of the movie.
Sylvestor Stallone can't be happy that critics are calling his action movie a flop. View the trailer below.