It was the first full weekend in wide release for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs film, and the box office results were more akin to a Pippin instead of an iPhone. Box office estimates indicate the film took in around $7.3 million from just under 2,500 theaters, good for a mere seventh place. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
Those backing Steve Jobs had wanted to land somewhere in the teens, but are counting on a long run throughout awards season (an A- CinemaScore should help word of mouth). Jobs is over-indexing in upscale theaters in major cities, including the Bay Area — home of Apple — but falling flat in Middle America. Two weekends ago, the $30 million movie scored the top location average of the year to date when opening in New York and Los Angeles. Through Sunday, its domestic total is $10 million.
While the film has generally receive favorable reviews form critics, friends and co-workers of Jobs have taken issue with the way the film portrays Jobs, as well as the artistic license taken with many of the events shown in the film.