The Expend4bles took a beating at the box office and landed in second place.
The action film debuted in 3,518 theaters, yet only made an estimated $8.3 million, Comscore reported.
The Lionsgate movie reunites the team of aging mercenaries — played by Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone. They’re joined by franchise newcomers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Iwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia.
Audiences gave the film a lackluster “B-” CinemaScore, while critics described the movie as a waste of time.
CNN’s Brian Lowry wrote, “‘The Disposables’ would describe it better.”
Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics said, “The clip is out of ammo on this franchise.”
The film is the fourth installment in The Expendables franchise, which launched in 2010. Sylvester Stallone directed and co-wrote the first movie.
The latest film had a reported production budget of $100 million. Unless it brings in big bucks overseas, the film is a money loser.
In first place this weekend, The Nun II edged out Expend4bles with $8.4 million Friday through Sunday. That was enough to hold onto the top spot in its third weekend in theaters.
A Haunting in Venice took third place with $6.3 million in its second week.
The Equalizer 3 was fourth with $4.7 million in its fourth week in theaters. Barbie rounds out the top five with $3.2 million in its 10th week.