This news may or not be a shocker, but Rock of Ages flopped big-time at the box office on its opening weekend.
The big screen adaptation of the 80’s Broadway rock ‘n roll musical debuted Friday to a paltry $15.1 million. This on a film that had a $75 million budget. Sadly, it seems neither Julianne Hough’s stripping skills, nor the much-anticipated soundtrack could lure moviegoers.
The animated flick Madagascar 3, which features the voices of funnymen Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, took in $35.5 million this Father’s Day weekend, and beat out both Rock of Ages and Adam Sandler’s That’s My Boy (which took in $13 million) combined.
Prometheus, starring the beautiful Charlize Theron, netted $20.2 million for its second week on the big screen. Theron’s other film, Snow White and the Huntsmen, which also stars Kristen Stewart, came in with $13.8 million.
I am still looking forward to seeing the cheese-tastic Rock of Ages movie, but taking the advice of a friend of mine who saw it this weekend, I’ll wait til it comes out on blu-ray.