King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was supposed to be one of the major blockbusters of the year as the movie boasts big-budget special effects and great star cast. Unfortunately, it could not impress the audiences and critics and is pushed behind the competition of top films. Though “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” got a rising star Charlie Hunnam and a famous director Guy Ritchie, it failed to win our hearts.

Why did the movie flop?

It would not be wrong to say that “Legend of the Sword” is simmer’s biggest disaster. From 52 international markets, including the United States, China, England, and Canada, the film managed to gross only $50 million.

The number is far below its production budget ($175 million), which doesn’t include the international marketing costs. It means “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” proved a costly failure for the backers, with industry experts naming it as the biggest box office flop in Hollywood history.

Why has the movie struggled so badly? Critics and industry experts say that the poor studio planning, audience apathy and unwise use of dialogues caused the film to get flopped. Seth Kelly from Variety claims that the story of “King Arthur” did not pan out as expected. Also, the studio’s vision for the movie was supposed to be a “shared universe” just like the “Avengers” film series. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. did not come up the expectations of the fans and failed to produce an incredible movie.

What do the critics say?

Though David Beckham’s cameo appearance is not as bad as you may think, “King Arthur” has a poor storyline which is why did not earn much at the global box office.

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Critics say that some of the scenes are badly executed, calling it a good for nothing movie. Guy Ritchie’s fantasy saga endured a disastrous opening weekend in the United States and international cinemas.

The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen, Astrid Berges, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Tom Wu, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay, Mikael Persbrandt, Annabelle Wallis, and Poppy Delevingne. Its first trailer was released in July 2016 during the San Diego Comic-Con and impressed the viewers to a greater extent. Everyone was hoping that “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” will make a minimum of $800 million at the global box office. As of May 23, 2017, the movie has grossed $28 million in the US and Canada and only $66 million in other countries. In North America, “Legend of the Sword” was projected to gross around $30 million from 3,560 screens; but made only $1.3 million.