It looks like Catwoman is no longer the low point of Halle Berry’s career.
Movie 43, which features Berry alongside just about every Hollywood A-lister you can think of, has received some of the worst reviews of recent memory. (It has just 5% on Rotten Tomatoes). Audiences tend to be more generous than film critics when it comes to this sort of thing, but in a surprise twist, the few people who paid to see Movie 43 absolutely hated it. The movie received a terrible “D” Cinemascore rating—just a notch above Killing Them Softly and The Devil Inside. The bad reviews and awful word of mouth completely sunk whatever prospects it had at the box office. The movie grossed just $5 million this weekend. For a movie that cost just $6 million to make, that’s not bad, but for a movie that stars Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, etc., it’s also not particularly good.
In other news, Jessica Chastain and her agent must be even more ecstatic today than they were last weekend. Both Mama and Zero Dark Thirty stayed in the top five, beating out the new release Parker and coming surprisingly close to beating out Hansel & Gretel, which—despite sitting on the shelf for over a year—managed to place first.
Rounding out the top five was Silver Linings Playbook, which dropped only 7% from last weekend. So far, the low budget rom-com has grossed $70 million, and if it continues at its current rate, it could be one of the few movies this year to gross over $100 million on a budget of under $25 million budget.
Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies:
1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters $19M
2. Mama $12.9M (total: $48.6M)
3. Silver Linings Playbook $10M (total: $69.5M)
4. Zero Dark Thirty $9.8M (total: $69.9M)
5. Parker $7M
6. Django Unchained $5M (total: $146M)
7. Movie 43 $5M
8. Gangster Squad $4.2M (total: $39.6M)
9. Broken City $4M (total: $15.3M)
10. Les Misérables $3.91M (total: $137M)