For much of his career Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has led many a movie to box office glory.
So, movie lovers who awaited the release of his ‘Baywatch’ reboot wouldn’t have been wrong to assume he would do the same for the project which hit theatres via Paramount this week.
Unfortunately, they’ve now learned that they were wrong following wave after wave of bad reviews and talk that is set to do anything but create a splash at the box office.
Said talk hasn’t gone unnoticed by Dwayne.
How the herculean actor is taking the news?
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 25, 2017
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 26, 2017
@MovieMantz ?? Whaa? Who taught you economics? 35-45% of your budget in just one territory (US) is excellent. Our worldwide rollout begins next week. ??
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 28, 2017
‘Bay’ was built of a budget of $69 million and has swept up $10 million so far.
That number is expected to rise to $30 million by the end of the weekend but will fail to live up to commercial expectations even if it does so.
What a shame to take this charming cast and maroon them in a morass of stale jokes and sub-sitcom-level plot twists in a remake that reads as a missed opportunity.
Will reviews like the one above threaten to disturb its progress globally?
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