The movie might feature Chris Brown and feature some epic dancing, but "Battle of the Year" is "bombing" at theaters this weekend.
Following successful flicks like "Stomp The Yard" and "Takers," Chris Brown's latest foray into film is struggling to pass the $5 million mark.
"Chris Brown's 3D dance pic "Battle of the Year" is bombing in its nationwide debut," the Hollywood Reporter wrote Saturday. "Battle of the Year, the weekend's only other new nationwide release, may have trouble crossing $4 million in its debut, a dismal number. Costing $20 million to produce and directed by Benson Lee, the 3D movie stars Brown opposite Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Caity Lotz. The film is based on Lee's documentary about break dancing."
Whatever the reason, "Battle of the Year" is Chris Brown's first movie to "bomb." In comparison, "Takers" (2010), opened with $20.5 million in receipts and went on to earn over $57 million domestically ($69.055 million worldwide). "Think Like A Man (2012)," though he had a smaller role, opened with $33.6 million in receipts and went on to earn $96.070 million worldwide. "This Christmas" (2007) opened with $17.9 million and grossed $49 million worldwide.