Warner Bros’ plans for a King Arthur franchise of up to six movies is currently in tatters following a brutal time at the box office for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: The Legend Of The Sword.

The movie, starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, had moved around release dates a little, and finally opened in the U.S. over the weekend.

The film, that reportedly cost around $175m to make, grossed just $14.7m in the U.S., and just shy of $30m more elsewhere around the world. Its current total stands at $43.8m.

The film still has other places to open, not least the UK later this week. But it’s going to take a seismic turnaround in fortunes to turn the film to profit anytime soon.

The planned movie series is over, and Guy Ritchie is moving on to direct the live action take on Aladdin for Disney. Filming on that starts later this year.

Author: Yemi Olarinre