Will Smith’s newest movie, After Earth, bombed at the box office its opening weekend.
The M Night Shyamalan science fiction film was predicted to make $40millon, but made just over half of that at $26.5m.
After Earth is about a crash landing leaving teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after a disastrous event forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must find help, facing uncharted land, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of leaving the planet.
The movie received many negative reviews, earning itself a 13% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Smith apparently pushed to get Shyamalan on board as director, producing the movie with a budget of around $130 million, but Rival studios is claiming that the movie is performing “2.5 times worse than Jaden Smith’s Karate Kid reboot and half of Oblivion's opening”.
This is the second time that Will Smith has acted along his son Jaden in a movie, the first being The Pursuit of Happyness.
The movie was beaten out by Now You See Me and Fast & Furious 6.