Assassin’s Creed Film Off To Decent Start At Box Office

by Robert Workman


Even though some critics have already considered it yet another failed video-game-to-movie adaptation, it appears that fans are still giving 20th Century Fox’s Assassin’s Creed a fair shot at success.

Deadline has reported that the film has managed to make $1.35 million from early Tuesday evening previews, and could clear $35 million over the course of the next six days. That’s just for the U.S. box office as well, not counting international numbers.

Now, those numbers are small compared to, say, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is already over $350 million in worldwide receipts for the first week alone. But Assassin’s Creed appears to be standing a fighting chance at making some decent bank back, though it’s too soon to tell at this rate.

The film adaptation stars Michael Fassbender (from the X-Men films), Marion Coitillard and Jeremy Irons, in a story that’s a bit similar to the games, with the ancient fight against the Templars and the usage of a specialized version of the Animus.

Various critics have already wrote off the film, stating that it was high in style, but the story was somewhat hard to follow. Fans of the game series, however, have defended the film adaptation, saying that it’s a fairly good entry in the series. That said, though, we’ll have to see how it holds up over the holiday season before we can see if the saga is going to continue with movie sequels or not.

More box office numbers should be available following the holiday season, and, provided Rogue One doesn’t put too much of a dent in its audience, Assassin’s Creed should end up doing pretty good for a game adaptation. We’ll see how it holds up – and if the fans really do believe it’s a fine entry in the series.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.