Has Nicholas Lost His Spark? “The Choice” Gets Eaten By Critics & Little Box Office Take

Has Nicholas Lost His Spark? “The Choice” Gets Eaten By Critics

That Nicholas Sparks Dude Sure Can Make the Girls Cry But Maybe for The Wrong Reasons These Days

getmovieposter_the_choice_2-e1450372380558-640x420Has Nicholas Sparks turned off the ladies? The new movie adaptation of book “The Choice” scored only 8 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That tied 2014’s “The Best Of Me” for the lowest-rated Sparks movie ever. Critics have called the film “shallow,” and warned viewer to watch it with a barf bag nearby!

The movie, carefully released on SuperBowl 50 weekend also sank at the box-office. “The Choice” came in fifth place with a toll of a little over $6 million. “Kung Fu Panda 3” was number one for the second straight week making another $21 million.

Critics however were forgiving of the movies two stars. One writer said, “Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker bring more conviction than their roles deserve.

The highest scoring Sparks movie? No surprise, “The Notebook” from 2004.

So this weekend score one for football and all those that want to kill lovy-cutesie moments. – by John Beaudin




Year Film Director  approval
Budget Worldwide
1999 Message in a Bottle Luis Mandoki 32% $80 million $118,880,016
2002 A Walk to Remember Adam Shankman 27% $11 million $47,494,916
2004 The Notebook Nick Cassavetes 52% $29 million $115,603,229
2008 Nights in Rodanthe George C. Wolfe 30% N/A $84,375,061
2010 Dear John Lasse Hallström 29% $25 million $114,977,104
The Last Song Julie Anne Robinson 20% $20 million $89,041,656
2012 The Lucky One Scott Hicks 20% $25 million $99,357,138
2013 Safe Haven Lasse Hallström 12% $28 million $97,594,140
2014 The Best of Me Michael Hoffman 8% $26 million $35,926,213
2015 The Longest Ride George Tillman, Jr. 31% $34 million $62,944,815
2016 The Choice[15] Ross Katz 8% $10 million $2,480,000