Kick-Ass 2 is “disappointing” says Universal Pictures

Universal aren’t happy as Kick-Ass 2 opens in the US to $6 million less than the first film

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The stars of Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass 2
The stars of Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2

Opening in the US in joint third place in the box-office, Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 has performed well below Universal Pictures’ expectations with president Nikki Rocco telling The Hollywood Reporter¬†¬†”We were disappointed we didn’t match the opening of the first movie.

“The good thing is that it represented very minimal risk for the studio, and the first film did very well in ancillary markets, so we’ll see where this goes domestically and internationally.”

Kick-Ass 2 took a modest¬†$13.6 million in its opening weekend, against a budget of¬†$28 million – compared to the first film’s $19.8 million against a budget of $30 million.

It doesn’t have to work hard to make its budget back, and there’s still a chance it could perform well, especially in the UK where comic-book creator Mark Millar has raised the film’s profile considerably.

Kick-Ass 2¬†is in cinemas on 14 August 2013 ¬†‚Äď read¬†our review here. You can¬†buy¬†Kick-Ass¬†on Blu-ray for ¬£5.09 at Amazon.co.uk.

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