Bale, Heigl in Dueling Disasters

'Unforgettable' isn't, 'The Promise' breaks as 'Fate of the Furious' zooms to top again
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2017 11:02 AM CDT
Bale, Heigl in Dueling Disasters
Katherine Heigl in a scene from "Unforgettable."   (Karen Ballard/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Katherine Heigl suffered the worst opening weekend of her career as audiences forgot in droves to go see Unforgettable, but still managed to come out ahead of Christian Bale's latest, the apparently controversial The Promise. Per the Hollywood Reporter, Fate of the Furious again came out on top, with another $38.6 million on the heap. The Boss Baby continued to coo with another $12.75 million and second place, while Beauty and the Beast took third and $9.98 million, reports Box Office Mojo.

Born in China zipped to No. 4 with $5.1 million. But the real debut disasters were Unforgettable with $4.8 million and seventh place, and The Promise with $4.1 million and ninth. Adding particular insult to Bale's injury was the $100 million price tag of his film; Unforgettable, meanwhile, cost a much more attainable $12 million to make, notes the Reporter. These are the biggest box-office disasters of all time.)

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