Hollywood may be giving
The actor suffered yet another flop with "Playing for Keeps," his
Despite the lack of new options, ticket sales were up roughly 10% compared with the same three-day period last year, said Hollywood.com. With only three weekends left until the end of the year, revenue and attendance are both up about 6% compared with 2011.
As for Butler, "Playing for Keeps" marks his fourth bomb in two years. In October, his surfing
The movie's opening is an especially bad result for Butler considering its genre -- the actor's romantic comedies have fared well with audiences in the past. Each of the romcoms he's co-starred in, including
Unfortunately, it's extremely unlikely for Butler that "Playing for Keeps" will follow that trajectory. At least the few who saw the movie about a former professional athlete who begins coaching his son's soccer team did seem to enjoy it. While the flick received an embarrassing 2% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, moviegoers assigned it an average grade of B+, according to market research firm CinemaScore. The film attracted an older female crowd, as 74% of its audience was over the age of 25.