Marvel's Angelina Jolie's new survival thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead has flopped at the box office.
Released in cinemas and on streaming service HBO Max simultaneously, this Taylor Sheridan-directed film features Angelina in the role of veteran firefighter Hannah Faber, who protects a teenager with two assassins on his tail.
The movie welcomed $7.1 million globally in its opening weekend, while Chris Rock's Spiral: From the Book of Saw took $12 million.
Box Office Pro's chief analyst Shawn Robbins felt that Those Who Wish Me Dead ultimately had a number of factors working against it, as he shared (via Variety): "The film was barely promoted even by pandemic standards and effectively went under the radar as both as a theatrical and streaming release.
"We've seen a number of genre thrillers aimed at audiences of a certain age open during the past year, so there could also be an element of saturation in play."
It's not yet clear how the movie has performed on HBO Max, as Warner Bros hasn't made viewing figures available.
Meanwhile, first reviews for the film seemed mixed, with critics praising its atmosphere and direction while questioning some "disaster-flick cliches".
"Those Who Wish Me Dead sees Angelina Jolie return to her action roots in what amounts to an underwritten vehicle. While there's plenty of large entertaining set pieces, Sheridan's intriguing premise withers under its overabundant components," wrote IGN.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is out now in cinemas.
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