LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The former governor of California’s first starring role in a blockbuster movie since leaving Sacramento was a dud at the weekend box office.
KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reports Arnold Schwarzenegger failed to draw audiences with his action flick, “The Last Stand”.
Schwarzenegger’s post-governorship comeback stumbled as “The Last Stand” opened with just $6.3 million for Lionsgate, slightly less than the Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe vehicle “Broken City” which brought home $9 million.
The showing marked a 10th-place finish at the box office for Schwarzenegger and one of the worst debuts for the brawny 65-year-old star.
His last big-screen role in “The Expendables 2,” made a respectable $28.6 million in August, but wasn’t enough to bring in audiences to “The Last Stand”, his first proper starring vehicle since exiting the California governor’s seat in January 2011.
Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her supernatural horror film “Mama” and the Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Mama” opened well above expectations with a box-office topping $28.1 million for Universal Pictures, according to studio estimates Sunday. Chastain also held the second spot with “Zero Dark Thirty,” for which she’s nominated by the Academy Awards for best actress.
In its second week of wide release, “Zero Dark Thirty” took in $17.6 million.
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