The much hyped movie Battleship has officially been declared a flop at the box office. The sci-fi, action movie had a dismal opening weekend bringing in only a little over $25 million in the US. It came in second to The Avengers which was in its third week of release, still managed to bring in double the sales of Battleship.
Battleship’s cast is nothing to sneeze. Beauty Brooklyn Decker, the always stoic Liam Neeson and hip hop seductress Rihanna head up the cast, but still it was not enough to bring in the numbers. The movie is expected to break even, but not much more.
Battleship is not only the only 2012 sci-fi themed movie to bomb so far. John Carter barely managed to break even earlier this year as it was torn to shreds by the media and movie critics. Lockout with Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace fell to wayside too.