One of this year's most eagerly anticipated movies, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, opened in theaters around the world on Friday. The film received praise from critics at the Cannes Film Festival, where it had its world premiere, and was also well received by audiences. However, for some reason, this praise was not reflected in the box office figures.

With a production budget of 168 million dollars and a considerable promotional budget, Furiosa grossed only 25.6 million dollars in the US in its first week at the box office. Outside the US, the movie's box office performance was also far below expectations. Collecting $33.3 million from other countries, the movie totaled $58.9 million. For a movie that probably cost Warner Bros. over $250 million, this is a disappointing figure.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga May Not Make Its Budget at the Box Office

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga's audience reception should help the movie attract more viewers in the coming weeks. This could boost the grosses of the movie, which had a bad start at the box office. However, unless there is a big surprise, the movie is likely to turn into a disappointment for Warner Bros.

Furiosa, by master director George Miller, creator of the Mad Max series, takes place years before Fury Road and tells the story of how the character we saw in Fury Road got to that point. Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road, is now played by young actress Anya Taylor-Joy.

Editor: David Goodman