Looks like all the buzz surrounding Ashton Kutcher's performance as late Apple founder Steve Jobs couldn't save Jobs from a grim box office fate: According to Business Insider, the film—which was released this past weekend—is pretty much tanking in the box office, and the reviews aren't much better either.
First, the numbers: After hitting theaters on Friday, Jobs has earned a total of $6.7 million nationwide, which only puts it at number seven—in other words, extremely disappointing. Rub the fact that Jobs has only earned a 25% score on Rotten Tomatoes into that wound, and you've got a dismal opening.
Jobs' Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken about his dislike for the film, prompting Kutcher to claim that Wozniak is being paid to consult on another Steve Jobs film by a different studio, so that's why he can't say anything bad about Jobs. Wozniak fired back in a review of the film he penned for Gizmodo:
I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton's own image of Jobs. Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently (including my supposedly having said that the 'movie' was bad, which was probably Ashton believing pop press headlines) and that I didn't like the movie because I'm paid to consult on another one. These are examples of Ashton still being in character. Either film would have paid me to consult, but the Jobs one already had a script written. I can't take that creative leadership from someone else. And I was turned off by the Jobs script. But I still hoped for a great movie.
Which is basically just a longer way of saying: "Nah, man, the movie just sucked."
In other, more happy (for some people) news: As previously reported, The Butler absolutely crushed the competition this past weekend, and earned an impressive $25 million to open at number one in the box office.
[via Business Insider]