- Ridley Scott’s epic historical drama The Last Duel has been tanking at the box office, so the 83-year-old director decided to blame millennials for its weak commercial performance.
- Despite The Last Duel ihaving the star-studded cast of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer and Adam Driver with a massive budget of $100m, the film only made $27m worldwide in cinemas.
- “I think what it boils down to…audiences who were brought up on these f**king cellphones. The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you’re told it on a cellphone.” -Ridley Scott
Sinead Butler from Indy100 writes:
“Ridley Scott’s epic historical drama The Last Duel has been tanking at the box office, despite the film receiving positive reviews from critics – and Scott has a bone to pick with millennials over its poor commercial performance.
During an episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast released on Monday (22nd), he and the Oscar-nominated director discussed the two big films of his being released this year, The Last Duel, which was released last month and House of Gucci , which is to be released in a matter of days (November 26th).
Despite The Last Duel including a star-studded cast of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer and Adam Driver and a budget of $100m, the film only made $27m worldwide when it was exclusively released in cinemas in late October.
Scott admitted his concern that 20th Century Fox would not promote the film, but he was not disappointed and told Maron: “Disney did a fantastic promotion job.” He added: “The bosses loved the movie. … I was concerned it was not for them.”
So, what (or who) exactly is to blame?
Well, the 83-year-old director had one demographic in mind, and certainly didn’t pull any punches as he berated millennials (and their cellphones)…”
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