‘The Goldfinch’ Bombs Hard at U.S. Box Office

IndieWire | 9/15/2019 | Staff
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Director John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch” just debuted to one of the worst openings ever for Warner Bros. Pictures. Earning $870,000 on 2,542 screens, the adaptation of the Donna Tartt bestseller starring Ansel Elgort as the troubled survivor of a terrorist attack belly-flopped at the box office following poor reviews and an ill-received Toronto International Film Festival bow. It’s unlikely to cross $3 million at the weekend box office.

The writing was on the walls when even the stars of the sprawling epic publicly said that they wished the film was something else. “The Goldfinch” star Sarah Paulson told Deadline, “In my dream world, they would have made this a four-part miniseries, with each section having its own evening event, just so that you could mine everything in this book.” Elgort, meanwhile, wished the film was a play, according to a recent Huffington Post interview.

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