Paramount Defends ‘mother!’ Against Bad Box Office and ‘F’ CinemaScore
By Indie Wire,Sep. 18, 2017
Paramount hasn’t exactly been having a year to brag about. Nearly every release from the studio has bombed at the box office, starting with “Monster Trucks” in January and continuing through “Ghost in the Shell,” “Baywatch,” and the franchise-low totals for “Transformers: The Last Knight.” We can now add Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” to the list after it grossed only $7.5 million in over 2,000 theaters, making it the lowest nationwide opening ever for star Jennifer Lawrence. To make matters worse, the film became only the 12th title in history to earn an “F” CinemaScore from audiences, which doesn’t bode well for its total gross.