Dredd 3D Arrested at the Box Office
Dredd 3D bombed in it’s opening weekend, earning just $6.3 million from 2,506 theaters for an average of $2,514 per venue to take 6th place for the weekend. That’s pathetic, even compared to the Sylvester Stallone 1995 disaster that was Judge Dredd. That movie earned $12,291,536 it’s opening weekend and went on to earn $34,693,481 in the US and $113,493,481 worldwide.
Dredd 3D performed lower compared to it’s predecessor, even with higher ticket prices and the inclusion of 3D. The movie has earned decent reviews with a “B” Cinemascore and 77% approval on RottenTomatoes.
Stallone’s version came in 5th it’s opening weekend opening in 2,204 theaters a $5,576 average. Even with a strong marketing push by Lionsgate, the movie just didn’t find interest. We’ll see if it has legs, but I don’t see how it’s not quickly pulled from theaters.