“The Unfortunate Blow: Expend4bles Receives Brutal Reviews and Anticipates Record Low Box Office Sales of Only $15 Million”

The fourth installment of Sylvester Stallone’s action franchise, Expendables, is about to be screened for a sneak preview on Thursday night. Unfortunately, the movie has received negative reviews from critics and is expected to have the lowest box office debut in the franchise’s history. The review embargo was lifted on Thursday afternoon, and the first 28 reviews have given the movie a score of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. This rating is lower than the previous three movies in the series, with The Expendables having a 41% rating, The Expendables 2 having a 67% rating, and The Expendables 3 having a 31% rating. Despite these harsh reviews, it’s not often that bad ratings affect an action movie’s box office performance. However, things aren’t looking good for Expendables in this regard either. Even though the movie is expected to top the box office this weekend, its debut is predicted to be just $15 million, which would be the lowest opening weekend in franchise history.

Bad box office and reviews: With just hours before Thursday night sneak preview screenings of Expend4bles open, the action-sequel has been hit with a devastating one-two punch: horrible reviews and the lowest box office debut in franchise history

The sneak preview screenings of Expend4bles are just hours away but the action-sequel has already received some major setbacks. It has been hit with negative reviews and has had the lowest box office debut in franchise history, which is certainly a cause for concern.

Reviews: The review embargo on Expend4bles - the fourth installment of Sylvester Stallone's action franchise - lifted on Thursday afternoon, and most aren't positive

On Thursday afternoon, the review embargo for Expendables 4 was lifted, and it appears that the majority of reviews are negative. The original Expendables movie was released in 2010 and starred famous action icons such as Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, and Bruce Willis. The movie was directed by Stallone himself, and it was a huge success, earning $103 million domestically and $274.4 million worldwide from an $80 million budget. The second installment, which was released in 2012, featured additional stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, but it failed to do as well as the first movie, earning only $85 million domestically. However, it was able to earn $229.9 million overseas, resulting in a worldwide total of $314.9 million from a $100 million budget. The third movie, which was released in 2014, had an even larger cast, including Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, and Ronda Rousey, but it performed poorly at the box office. It earned just $39.2 million domestically but managed to earn $175.3 million in foreign territories for a worldwide total of $214.6 million. The fourth installment features franchise regulars like Stallone, Statham, Lundgren, and Couture, as well as Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Andy Garcia, Tony Jaa, and Iko Uwais, but the added star power doesn’t seem to be helping its box office prospects.

Icons: The Expendables debuted in 2010, with Stallone leading a cast of action icons like Jason Statham , Dolph Lundgren , Jet Li, Terry Crews and Bruce Willis , to name a few

In 2010, Stallone starred in the movie “The Expendables” alongside some of the most well-known action stars like Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, and even Bruce Willis.

Writer-director-star: Stallone also directed from a script he co-wrote with Dave Callaham, debuting in August 2010 to a strong $34.8 million en route to $103 million domestic and $274.4 million worldwide from an $80 million budget

Sylvester Stallone wore multiple hats on the film as writer, director, and lead actor. Alongside co-writer Dave Callaham, their joint efforts paid off with a successful box office debut in August 2010. The movie grossed $34.8 million in its opening weekend and went on to earn over $103 million domestically and $274.4 million worldwide, surpassing its $80 million budget.

Paltry: Despite the paltry domestic take, the threequel still performed fairly well overseas with $175.3 million in foreign territories for a $214.6 million worldwide tally

Although the movie didn’t do very well in the domestic market, it still managed to perform decently overseas, earning $175.3 million in foreign territories and bringing its worldwide gross to $214.6 million.

Franchise newcomer: Eight years later, the franchise returns with franchise regulars like Stallone, Statham, Lundgren and Randy Couture, plus Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Andy Garcia and international action icons Tony Jaa (The Protector) and Iko Uwais (The Raid), though the added star power doesn't seem to help its box office prospects

After eight long years, the franchise is back with its familiar cast consisting of Stallone, Statham, Lundgren, and Randy Couture, alongside new members Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Andy Garcia, Tony Jaa, and Iko Uwais. Unfortunately, the addition of these stars did not contribute to its success in the box office. The New York Times’ Amy Nicholson expressed her support for the heroes in some parts of the film but criticized the last portion for being unpleasant and disdainful towards the audience. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman labeled it as a true 21st-century trash that treats the action as expendable. The Hollywood Reporter’s Frank Scheck straightforwardly declared that it’s time to put an end to the series as it’s done. IGN’s Simon Thompson also shared his disappointment, saying that anyone who has left the franchise before this movie should count themselves lucky.

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