The worst movie of 2017? King Arthur is a disastrous bomb

King Arthur, placing No. 3 domestically, needs to do major business overseas, but early returns weren't promising.

Beating it at the USA box office was Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched, which opened with US$17.5 million, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 continued its box office reign atop the chart. Being a Guy-Ritchie-directed adventure, stylized fighting abounds with only an occasional instance of important dialogue.

King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword is now out in theaters.

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Once Arthur discovers he has the power to remove Excalibur from the stone, the rest of the film is his quest to defeat the bad guy, claim his rightful place on the throne, and control the powers that come with the legendary sword.

But still... King Arthur completely bombed, to the point of almost making history as one of the worst big-budget openers EVER.

The film, distributed by Warner Bros, began its global rollout in some countries on Wednesday and hits North American cinemas on Friday. Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) appears to be some sort of mash-up of Aladdin and Robin Hood with the added backstory of being raised in a brothel like Don Draper from Mad Men.

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Hunnam's Arthur feels every bit the Ritchie-style equivalent to Robert Downey Jr.'s lithe boxing enthusiast take on Sherlock Holmes.

Maybe Amy Schumer isn't a proven box office draw either, but then, "Snatched" is only her second lead role. Snatched fell behind Schumer's Trainwreck, which opened to $30.6 million in July 2015. The R-rated comedy marks Hawn's first turn on the big screen in 15 years. The movie business could be about to get very messy. As a movie fan, it's frustrating because another flop for a non-franchise movie means we're going to get less non-franchise movies, which means more comic book movies.

It has the DC superhero films, the "LEGO" movies, and the recently revived Harry Potter universe movies (relaunched last fall with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"), but not much else.

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"King Arthur" has suffered from a mix of negative reviews with it sitting at 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. The opening scene is just as bonkers as it sounds and if the movie had kept up that weirdness for the entire production it would have been better. Latest entertainment videos It was a far less stellar weekend for new releases, with Fox/Chernin Entertainment's "Snatched" and Warner Bros.

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