The $200 million movie production of Ubisoft`s Prince of Persia, takes in only $37.8 million over the weekend.
The big-screen version of Prince of Persia, being a film with an estimated $200 million budget, hardly pulled in $37.8 million in the US and Canada.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan, the film approximately follows Ubisoft`s action adventure game with the same name. The script is coauthored by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mehner and directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Donnie Brasco) .
Noted by the LA Times, Prince of Persia`s opening, is the worst for a big-budget picture on Memorial Day, since the animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, in 2002.
However, across the 19 international territories the movie played during the weekend, it managed to gross $87.5 million.
In November, CEO Yves Guillemot estimated that the film franchise could be more successful than Bruckheimer`s Pirates of the Caribbean films, the first three of them bringing in $2.7 billion at the time.
As a personal opinion, i am glad Ubisoft`s attempt to cash in, apparently fails, because their greed constantly expands,just like the universe, but giving birth to nothing “celestial”.Attempting to fight piracy, Ubisoft mocked the people who actually acknowledged their work, implementing the stupidest idea in gaming history.
And for Mr. Yves Guillemot – not every movie starring a guy with a sword is a huge success.The one with the little ships and guys with wooden legs has a small, insignificant difference – a brilliant actor, story and Jack Sparrow. Stick to video games, but rename Ubi into Noobiesoft.