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
Has 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
ALL HIS FILMS
|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||Ross Katz||8%||$10 million||$2,480,000|