This probably isn't the final story we'll ever write about the Danny Boyle-directed movie 'Steve Jobs,' but don't expect a lot of news about the movie in the future. The movie had opened in 2,411 theaters in the US a little over three weeks ago, and this weekend was pulled from 2,072 of those locations.
The movie's gross take dropped more than 69 percent from the previous weekend, making just $823,000. That brings its overall lifetime gross to $16,684,073 according to Box Office Mojo. The movie was expected to make anywhere from $15 to $19 million in its first weekend, and is just now hitting that mark.
Prior to its wide distribution, 'Steve Jobs' opened in a limited run in New York and Los Angeles, where it pulled in enough money to garner the number 15 spot on the highest grossing per-theater average list. However, once it went into wide distribution, the movie disappointed with only $7.3 million in its first three days.
What's odd is that the movie has received rave reviews from critics and moviegoers alike. When the movie had its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, reviewers were even suggesting that Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet had provided Oscar nomination-worthy performances. Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregation site, shows the movie at a very good 85 percent positive rating, with a total of 156 positive and 27 negative reviews.
Like many movies that rely more on acting than special effects, 'Steve Jobs' may return to theaters if the stars win Oscar nominations.