Blake Lively’s ‘The Rhythm Section’ Is Flopping at the Box Office

After a long road to its release date, The Rhythm Section was finally released in theaters this weekend. The film, directed by Reed Morano, is toplined by Blake Lively. It isn’t doing too well at the box office and is getting outshined by a number of films.

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‘The Rhythm Section’ had a rough road to theaters

It hasn’t been an easy journey for The Rhythm Section to hit theaters. The film, which also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown, first went into production in December 2017, and it was put on hold after Lively was injured on the movie’s set. It was picked back up later in the summer of 2018.

The film has also had several release dates. It was originally supposed to be released in February 2019. After Lively was injured, the film got pushed back to November 2019.

For unknown reasons, it got one more push back, getting delayed until its final release date of January 31, 2020.

The film got negative reviews from critics

The Rhythm Section has received mostly negative reviews. With 110 reviews so far, the film has a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Most critics seemed to have liked Lively’s performance and their issues were with the film overall.

“While I would love to say that it is a film worth your time, it left this reviewer unsatisfied with the ending and wishing it could have produced something more exciting. An original character was there for a complex film that deserved her, but it lacked the backbone to support her story,” a review of the film at The MacGuffin reads.

The review at The Only Critic reads, “The actress seems equipped to handle any obstacle thrown her way and its commendable. In the case of The Rhythm Section, she unfortunately doesn’t have a strong composer to help her land all the right notes.”

The opening weekend box office numbers are not good

The film is set to tank at the box office and will end the weekend with a projected $2.9 million.

This will be the worst opening weekend in history for Blake Lively, as the film is much lower than The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005 with just under $10 million.

The film should be in theaters for a least the next few weeks, so if it is on your must-see list, go check it out as soon as you can!