Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs was just pulled from 2,072 movie theaters, giving it the unfortunate distinction of being the movie dropped from the most theaters this week, according to Cult of Mac. The film, which we thought was pretty okay, has been a flop since its wide release at the end of last month when it earned just $7.3 million during its opening weekend.
Not a great Jobs
Steve Jobs, which cost $30 million to make, has had a long journey to release, and its initial box office numbers were misleadingly positive. Its limited-run release at the start of October pulled in half a million dollars in just four theaters, making it the biggest launch since American Sniper in 2014, Deadline reports. But things have gone downhill since its wide release about two weeks ago. In total, the film has earned a little over $16 million during its entire theatrical run. (Studio projections for opening weekend landed between $15 and $19 million.)
Another box office failure this week was Jem and the Holograms — a movie made with no audience in mind — which has been pulled from all of the theaters screening it, AV Club reports. Jem took in a total of just about $2 million during its two-week run, but, unlike Steve Jobs, it cost only $5 million to make.
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