The Canadian PressJune 5, 2013 15:28
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It used to be that if a summer flick starred Will Smith, it was a guaranteed moneymaker: First place at the box office, maybe a franchise in the making.
But the 44-year-old actor's latest film opened with a thud.
"After Earth," a futuristic action-adventure co-starring Smith's 14-year-old son, Jaden, debuted in third place, collecting a disappointing $27.5 million over the weekend.
"It's tough because we're very proud of the film," said Sony's president of worldwide distribution, Rory Bruer.