Arnie comeback movie bombs in the UK

Mark Lankester
Yahoo UK Movies News30 January 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback movie, ‘The Last Stand’, has bombed in the UK, scrapping into the top ten in its opening weekend.

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‘The Last Stand’ sees the ‘Terminator’ star play an ageing sheriff trying to halt an escaping drug baron and co-stars Johnny Knoxville. It took £539,000 from 356 cinemas nationwide - averaging just £1,514 from each screen.

To contrast, ‘Les Miserables’ made £4 million, despite being in its third week of release.

Regardless of a colossal publicity campaign the Austrian born action star’s movie has also flopped in the US - making just £4.6 million in opening weekend and again only just sneaking into the top ten.

‘The Last Stand’ was pitched as Schwarzenegger’s comeback movie after a decade in politics and two terms as the ‘Governator’ of California. Although the 65 year-old had recently made some cameo appearances, including in Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables’, his last major movie was sci-fi series reboot ‘Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines’, back in 2003.

The Austrian Oak still has a few more rounds in the chamber with upcoming flicks ‘Ten’ and Sly Stallone co-starer ‘The Tomb’ – but it looks like Schwarzenegger’s ‘The Last Stand’ wasn’t as heroic as it sounded.

Is the game up for Arnie? Let us know below…

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