iFlop: Steve Jobs movie disappoints on opening weekend

jobs3If you were looking to share your thoughts on the new “Jobs,” movie today at the water cooler, chances are your colleagues probably didn’t catch the film this weekend.

Early box office estimates have the Ashton Kutcher-led biopic reeling in just $6.7 million during opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada. Official numbers will be posted Monday afternoon.

Despite a production budget of $12 million, this has to be somewhat of a disappointment for the people behind “Jobs,” who poured tons of time and cash into marketing efforts for the film.

Reviews were at best mediocre. GeekWire’s John Cook and Todd Bishop, along with Findwell’s Kevin Lisota, caught an early showing of the new movie last week and came away insanely bored.

“How is it possible to turn such an epic story into such a boring film?” Bishop wrote.

Apple fans and movie buffs left disappointed this weekend will hope that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network, can do a little better with another film focusing on Jobs.

Previously on GeekWire: A two-time Googler reviews ‘The Internship’: Hey, this movie is … kinda spot-on!

  • buck cameron

    Steve Jobs would have made a much better movie about Steve Jobs. Would have marketed it really well too.

  • Kevin Pierce

    The real audience is waiting for it to show up on iTunes