Keanu Reeves-led 'Replicas' is the first box office flop of 2019, lowest-performing movie of his career

 foxnews.com  1/14/2019 3:55:26 PM   Tyler McCarthy

Although we’re only in the 2nd week of 2019, the year has its first official box office flop in the Keanu Reeves-led science fiction thriller “Replicas.”

The film opened this weekend to a mere $2.5 million across 2,329 screens. According to TheWrap, that number is almost half as much as its projected $4.7 million. In addition to being considered the first official box-office flop of the New Year, “Replicas” is the lowest opening for a film starring Reeves that’s opened on more than 1,000 screens

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As Business Insider notes, the film suffers from being stuck in development limbo since being made in 2016. It was only released after being bought by Entertainment Studios for a reported $4 million following a private screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

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The film centers on Reeves’ character, Will Foster, a neuroscientist who breaks away from the scientific community by trying to clone his family, who he recently lost in a tragic accident. Currently, it has a mere 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and received a C from CinemaScore polls.

Although it’s a bad start to 2019 for the former “Matrix” star, he’s still poised to have a pretty big and successful year. In May, the third installment of his massively popular “John Wick” franchise will drop. TheWrap notes that the previous films in the assassin series grossed $259 million worldwide from a combined budget of $60 million.

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In addition, he’s been revealed to play a voice role in Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4.”

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