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Bad News For Scarlett Johansson This Morning

When you take on a movie, and put a huge amount of time and effort into it, not to mention a huge chunk of your life, filming day in, day out - you definitely want result.

What you DON’T want, is for your movie to be released at the same time as the Beauty and the Beast reboot, and the new kid’s animated movie pegged to be the next Frozen.

That’s exactly what happened to Scarlett Johansson.

Her new sci-fi thriller, Ghost in the Shell flopped on its opening weekend, having gone against Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby.

The film, which cost approximately $110 million to make, received just $19 million on opening weekend; a result considered poor to those in the industry.

“We had hopes for better results domestically. I think the conversation regarding casting impacted the reviews,” said Kyle Davies, domestic distribution chief for Paramount.

In comparison, Boss Baby was the most-watched film at the US box office last week, with a $US 49 million debut.


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