Videos: Why King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Flopped So Hard



This new video from WhatCulture tries to explain why King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Flopped So Hard, becoming the biggest box office flop of 2017 so far. The film starred Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berg├Ęs-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana. It was released in theaters on May 12, 2017 and completely bombed, earning $15.3 million and finishing in third place for the weekend and making it tough to possibly recoup the estimated $175 million budget.

"Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not."