The Latest on ‘Argylle’: Box Office Bomb, Reviews, and Industry Talk
Movie Reviews: ‘Argylle’ Falls Short of Expectations
Matthew Vaughn’s latest spy thriller, ‘Argylle‘, has received mixed reviews from critics. Some praise its over-the-top action and star-studded cast, while others find it lacking in substance and coherence.
“Argylle‘ is a visually stunning spy thriller with an all-star cast, but it ultimately fails to deliver on its promise.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Vaughn’s Film is a stylish and action-packed ride, but it lacks the emotional depth and character development to truly connect with audiences.” – Variety
“Argylle‘ is a fun and entertaining spy thriller that will appeal to fans of the genre.” – IndieWire
Box Office: ‘Argylle’ Bombs in Domestic Debut
‘Argylle’ opened to a disappointing $16.5 million at the North American Box Office, well below expectations. The film’s poor performance is likely due to its mixed reviews and lack of buzz among general audiences.
The film’s failure is a setback for Apple Original Films, which has been trying to establish itself as a major player in the Hollywood film industry. The company has spent heavily on big-budget films like ‘Argylle’, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, and ‘Napoleon’, but none of these films have been able to generate significant Box Office returns.
Industry Talk: Apple’s Theatrical Ambitions Under Scrutiny
The failure of ‘Argylle‘ has raised questions about Apple’s theatrical ambitions. Some industry experts believe that the company is overspending on its films and that it needs to focus more on making films that appeal to a wider audience.
Others argue that Apple is simply a victim of bad luck. They point out that the company’s other recent releases, such as ‘CODA’ and ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, have been well-received by critics and audiences.
It remains to be seen whether Apple will continue to invest heavily in theatrical Films. The company may decide to scale back its ambitions or focus on making smaller-budget films that are more likely to turn a profit.
- ‘Argylle’ stars Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Ariana DeBose, Dua Lipa, Catherine O’Hara, Sofia Boutella, and Samuel L. Jackson.
- The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ellie Conway.
- Matthew Vaughn directed the film from a script by Jason Fuchs.
- The film was produced by Apple Original Films and distributed by Universal Pictures.
- ‘Argylle’ is rated PG-13 for violence, language, and sexual content.