Critically, Detroit was a triumph. Most people who saw Kathryn Bigelow’s profound and pertinent drama were left enlightened and moved by what they had seen, yet the box office figures were a little disappointing. Will Poulter – who plays the violently racist cop Philip Krauss in Detroit – spoke exclusively to Yahoo Movies to explain why he believed this to have been the case.
What happened to “Detroit”? Annapurna’s first major distribution effort got off to a strong start in limited release. But Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s latest collaboration collapsed during its expansion — “Detroit” is only expected to take in $7.3 million this weekend, below original estimates. “We wish more people would have showed,” Annapurna’s distribution head Erik... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/detroit-box-office-analysis-kathryn-bigelow-1202517066/" title="Read 3 Reasons Why Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ Underperformed at the Box Office">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
The star of Kathryn Bigelow's daring new film is hoping it will set the stage for more of the work he's eager to do. (But he still loves "Star Wars.")