Here is what one blogger wrote about the trailer, which makes fun reading:
The box office opening was quite poor.. My only concern is that it does not hamper the prospects of Mann’s future films.
Yes, extremely poor opening numbers. Blackhat made just $4 million over the opening weekend, with a production cost of $70m. American Sniper is taking all the headlines and ticket sales away from Blackhat, making $105 million in the first 4 days. Typically, Mann’s movies are most appreciated retrospectively, sadly. There are exceptions, mainly Collateral and The Last of the Mohicans. I can’t allow audience numbers to tell me whether it’s a good film or not, but it’s still extremely disappointing to see such a poor response. I live in the UK, so have to wait until Feb before I can see it. I agree, it will raise questions with future projects. I think Mann needs a change of genre.
I live in Australia so I won’t be watching it before 26th of February. I hope it gets decent numbers overseas though, especially China.
I think Mann made a bit of a blunder with Hemsworth from purely a box office point of view. This guy is not really a star in the way Cruise, Depp or Di Caprio is. Take Thor away and no one is really interested to see his movies. This led to a poor opening.
Collateral got that opening because of Cruise.
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