Box Office Bust Big Willy Style: 'Gemini Man' Faces $75 Million Loss
Ang Lee's action thriller "Gemini Man"— starring Will Smith — faces losses of $75 million or more after opening to $20.5 million domestically over the Oct. 11-13 weekend and finishing Sunday with an anemic worldwide total of $118.7 million. Hopes were high that "Gemini Man" would make up ground and open to strong numbers in China. Instead, it launched to just $21 million over the weekend, coming in behind "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" ($22.4 million) in a surprise upset.
The pic — which features Smith as an elite assassin who faces off against his younger self — cost roughly $140 million to produce after tax rebates and incentives, in addition to a $100 million-plus marketing spend.