Published Dec 24, 2018Welcome to Marwen — a movie wherein Steve Carrell plays a man who plays with dolls to get over his PTSD — is set to be a colossal failure for Universal Pictures. The film, which was directed by the once great Robert Zemeckis, is expected to lose $50 million USD at the box office.
According to Variety, the movie had an awful debut, raking in $2.4 million from the 1,191 theatres it opened in last week. The film is expected to lose between $45 and $50 million when marketing and distribution costs are taken into account.
Just how bad of a failure is that? The movie ties with Johnny Knoxville's maligned Action Point for the worst widely released major studio opening of 2018. It's also the worst opening in the careers of Steve Carrell and Robert Zemeckis, respectively.
It doesn't help that Marwen just looks really, really bad. Watch the trailer for the film below.