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‘Machete Kills’ has historically bad opening weekend at the box office

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Maybe Machete don’t do sequels, either.

Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” had one of the worst opening weekends in box office history for a movie opening on more than 2,500 screens, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

It did make almost $4 million, but only averaged $1,496 at the 2,538 theaters at which it opened. The $3.8 million in ticket sales puts it 8th on the list of wide-release low performers on opening weekend. The worst opening weekend ever for a movie that opened on such a large scale was “Won’t Back Down.” The drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis made $2.6 million on 2,515 screens. “Saturday Night Live” spin-off comedy “MacGruber” is 11th on the list, earning just over $4 million on 2,538 screens.

Rodriguez’s 2010 film “Machete” earned $11.4 million opening weekend and went on to earn $44 million worldwide.

‘Machete Kills” made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest last month. Check out pics from the red carpet here.