In its first weekend in theaters, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World pulled in a little under US$11 million. That's...not good.
The film, which has an estimated budget of US$60 million, played on 2,818 screens in the US. The Expendables took the top spot with a weekend box office of $34 million on 3,270 screens. Eat Pray Love was number two at $23 million on 3,082 screens. That's an average of US$3,765 per screen.
It is possible that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has a slow burn and could turn out to be a sleeper hit, but movies typically have lower box office numbers in their second and third weeks.
Movies that struggle at the box office can find a second life on DVD or even internationally. Without big time movie stars, it's hard to see the movie doing brisk business internationally. A shame!
Read Kotaku's review here.