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

Matthew Odam

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

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.