I won’t be seeing any time in the near future. They still haven’t scheduled to show it anywhere. And I’m a bit worried that they’ve removed the image of the “Director’s Cut” poster and replaced it with the original poster.
The Current War got a little mention on our local tv morning show, which was kind of exciting. They were listing the new movies that opened over the weekend, but they didn’t say anything else about them. They just focused on the top three at the box office.
TIG was financed by a small then relatively new indie studio then later it was bought by the Weinstein.
This one was produced by the Weinstein themselves and by a Russian guy who kind of loves huge explosive films. They were ambitious about it and had big hope but then all that ugly stuff happened and the movie was damned.
The admirable (or dumb?) thing was that Bekmambetow actually spend even more money than that trying to achieve the vision of a young up and coming director even when the movie was since TIFF a lost cause. Maybe he has made movies like Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter but he seems the kind of producer that stands by his directors. You know, the opposite of Weinstein!
It seems it's still the biggest 101 Studios hit, tho.
Andrew Heckler’s racially-charged Sundance pic Burden also struggled in its opening weekend, as it had exclusive runs at five theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Garret Hedlund, earned an estimated $20,142 this weekend. Despite winning the Audience Award for drama at Sundance in 2018, it seems like the title hasn’t resonated or maintained traction with audiences since Sundance. Compared to 101 Studios’ inaugural pic The Current War, Burden’s opening is very low. The Nikolai Tesla pic starring Benedict Cumberbatch debuted north of $2.6 million in its limited release and went on to bank over $11 million globally.