'Draft Day' not performing well at box office
Even with all kinds of star power in a film about the NFL, 'Draft Day' has made less than $20 million.
'Draft Day' seems to be struggling. (USATSI)
The movie, "Draft Day," had plenty of promotion leading up to its release earlier this month. We saw co-stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary all over the place, pubbing the film that showcased the Browns as some kind of draft-day savants (it is, of course, a fictional story).
Despite the NFL's star power and despite a star-studded cast -- and despite the fact I enjoyed the movie -- it is not performing well at the box office.
As boxoffice.com reports (H/T to PFT), the movie has grossed about $19.55 million from the day it was released, April 11, until Sunday. Considering the approximate movie budget was $50 million, that figure isn't so great.
As for whether it's one of the least-successful Costner films of all time, this chart, via boxofficemojo.com, says it's not.
(A quick note: for as disastrous as most people think Waterworld was, it still grossed $88.4 million, the fifth-best total of Costner's long career. And one other piece of randomness: Tin Cup [$53.85 million] made more money than Bull Durham [$50.89 million]).
As for sports movies -- and as my CBSSports.com editor Eric Kay points out -- Costner still has a ways to go before he catches For the Love of the Game. So, overall, I'm guessing this is a major disappointment.
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