Pop Goes The News — Early box office numbers for The Finest Hours suggests the tide hasn’t changed for ocean-themed movies.
The true story of the U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton off the New England coast in 1952 debuted this past weekend in 4th place with only $10.3 million.
Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana, The Finest Hours reportedly cost as much as $80 million to make.
It’s the second water-logged film to have a disappointing opening this winter.
In The Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, opened in December in second place and went on to make less than $25 million in the U.S. and Canada.
The $100-million movie has so far earned only $90 million worldwide.
Will this year’s The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Seagull and Year by the Sea be able to beat the curse?
Click here to see how other “sea-list” films fared at the box office.