The period drama made only $28 million at the box office compared to its production budget of $100 million.
,final duelDirector Ridley Scott tried to explain the reason why his film flopped at the box office this year.
The period drama starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer made only $28 million at the box office compared to its production budget of $100 million.
on Marc MaronWTF” podcast Scott argued, “I guess it boils down to … what we have today [are] Viewers who grew up on these f–king cellphones. millennium [sic] Nothing wants to be taught unless you’re told on a cellphone.”
“It’s a massive blow, but I think we’re dealing with it with Facebook right now,” Ridley said. “It’s a wrong direction that has happened where it has given this latest generation the wrong kind of confidence, I think.”
Scott said Disney, one of the film’s producers, did a “great” job promoting the film. He clarified that the execs “loved the film … I worried it wasn’t for them.”
Ultimately, Scott said of “The Last Duel”: “We all thought it was a great script. And we made it. You can’t win all the time. I’ve never regretted a movie ever again.” .. nothing. I learned to be your own critic long ago. The only thing you should really have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure you’re happy. And don’t look back. That’s me.”
The premise of the film is based on a true story. According to IMDbPro, “King Charles VI announced that the knight Jean de Carrouge had settled his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.” The film is “a story of betrayal and vengeance against the brutality of 14th century France.”
Oscar nominated director best known for his breakthrough films such as “Gladiator,” “The Martian,” and “Prometheus.”
This month he’s promoting his new film, “House of Gucci,” starring Lady Gaga and Driver.