Marvel and Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" collected $63 million and has earned $246.2 million domestically in just two weeks.
The King Arthur legend is a timeless tale that has plenty of entertainment for modern audiences.
A report in Hollywood Reporter opined that the film could make a loss of $100m for its production studio Warner Bros. Instead, it eked out an estimated $14.7 million.
The film debuted at number one a week ago with a $145 million (£112.5 million) opening and has now netted nearly $250 million (£194 million) in North America alone. So far Legend of the Sword has earned only $29.1 million in global markets, with release forthcoming France, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Australia. Arthur rejects the crown, wanting only to return to the slums, but is pushed by Sir Bedivere (Djimon Hounsou) to help overthrow the evil king, who's already gone to the trouble of burning Arthur's old home anyway. Deadline reported that sources say it's the post-Jeff Robinov era administration on the Burbank lot (preceding now president-chief content officer Toby Emmerich) who per one close unnamed source "didn't care about storytelling and ham-fisted" this King Arthur together with not accepting Ritchie's style over substance technique.
Arthur's comfortable wheeler dealer existence is threatened when the sword of Excalibur surfaces near Vortigen's castle.
"I would love to do a Game of Thrones cameo, they offered me a cameo on that show a little while ago but I was shooting something else so I wasn't able to do it but maybe in the future, who knows", Hunnam said.
The movie was directed by Guy Ritchie with the screenplay by Ritchie and Joby Harold.
A Warner Bros. spokesman disputed that the loss could climb to $150 million for the various partners. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and 20th Century Fox's Snatched, with Lowriders also managing to crack the top 10 in limited release. The two Sherlock movies, starring Robert Downey Jr., were successful; Man From U.N.C.L.E. Take a look at the box office estimates for the weekend of May 12, and check back on Tuesday for the latest round of predictions. Snatched fell behind Schumer's Trainwreck, which opened to $30.6 million in July 2015. The movie was made with a modest $42 million, but it still hoped for a bigger cume.
It is a shame that Ritchie's take hasn't resulted in a worthy flick, particularly one that is eager to get audiences excited about a potential franchise with this Arthur and his band of merry knights. Over the past eight years, Warners had several competing Arthur projects in development until Ritchie's won out.
Releasing "King Arthur" in the shadow of "Guardians" may not have been the wisest move either, but at least the film will have all summer to try to recoup its budget.