New Hitman Movie Comes Up Short With Just $3 Million on Friday

Not such a killer performance.


Not only is the new video game movie, Hitman: Agent 47, being blasted by critics, but it's also not posting the strong box office performance that Fox would have wanted.

Box office numbers for Friday are in, and Agent 47 came in fourth, with an estimated $3 million. The Hollywood Reporter notes that this is below projections. The movie is expected to make around $8 million for the entire weekend and come in fourth place overall for the period..

Friday's winner was Straight Outta Compton, which posted $8 million on its second Friday. The other top performers Friday were Sinister 2 ($4.7 million) and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ($3.4 million). Agent 47 did beat out one other newcomer however, as the Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart movie American Ultra made just $2.1 million on Friday.

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Agent 47 is on track to become one of the worst-reviewed video game movies of all time. Check out this post for a rundown of critic opinions and comparisons to other video game films.

The movie stars Homeland's Rupert Friend as the murderous bald hero, alongside Star Trek's Zachary Quinto. Fast and Furious star Paul Walker was originally going to play the lead role, but Friend took over following Walker's death in 2013.

Commercials director Aleksander Bach made his feature film directorial debut with Agent 47.

The next Hitman game, meanwhile, was announced at E3 and is due out later this year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC across digital channels.

For more on all the video game movies in production--and there are many--check out this image gallery.

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