Warner Bros.'s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword debuts in theaters this weekend with a highly recognizable plot, a well-known director, and a handful of big-name stars.
The British actor, 37, said he considered the Irish UFC martial artist while playing the legendary king Arthur Pendragon in Guy Ritchie's latest film.
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Amy Schumer's comedy Snatched managed $5 million Friday, less than half of the opening day of her previous leading role, 2015's Trainwreck.
The R-rated Snatched, produced by Chernin Entertainment, follows a mother and daughter who find themselves trying to escape after being abducted on vacation in Ecuador.
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Arthur grows up among the rabble (he's played as an adult by Charlie Hunnam), and his lineage is only determined once he pulls Excalibur from the stone.
King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam as the mythical king and Jude Law as Merlin, is a dark origin story about the future royal's tough upbringing in the back alleys of the city.
The film centres around Charlie Hunnam's Arthur, who - after witnessing the murder of his dear dad (Eric Bana) as a small boy - has grown up with no idea he's actually the rightful heir to the throne. "Snatched" audiences were heavily female - an estimated 77 percent according to Fox - while 59 percent of the audience for "King Arthur" was male. Even more surprising (and whichever Ritchie did it, genuinely Good) is that this must be the most racially diverse King Arthur movie ever, with Djimon Hounsou as resistance leader Sir Bedivere, Tom Wu as Arthur's martial arts mentor George, and Kingsley Ben-Adir crew member Wetstick. So far there's about $30 million in the till from foreign audiences.
Rounding out the top five were The Fate of the Furious and The Boss Baby. Better off was BH Tilt's East Los Angeles vehicle culture drama "Lowriders", with Eva Longoria and Demian Bichir, which opened in only 295 theaters and still managed to take eighth place on the charts with $2.4 million. Where available, the latest worldwide numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.