‘The Fall Guy’ Heads to Digital Tomorrow with Somewhat Disappointing Box Office Results

'The Fall Guy' Heads to Streaming Tomorrow with Somewhat Disappointing Box Office Results

One of the better and more uplifting action comedies of the year, The Fall Guy, was well-received by both fans and critics, who generally praised the movie and its execution. But, it seems that the fans did not help the movie that much, as the movie will be available on digital platforms starting on May 21, 2024 (tomorrow) after a theatrical run of just 19 days! While this is certainly great for the fans, who will now be able to enjoy the movie from their homes, it is bad news for the film’s budget, as the digital release will definitely decrease the box office income, which hasn’t been that great in the first place.

According to different sources, the movie has a production budget of $125–150 million but earned just $127,566,845 at the global box office on May 20, 2024, as per Box Office Mojo. This means that the movie will see a digital release before it manages to break even, with a very short theatrical release. Sure, the movie will still be available in cinemas, but the numbers are going to keep falling.

The Fall Guy had everything to be a successful hit at the box office. It was an action movie with a lot of humor, which is what fans generally like. It received generally positive reviews from both critics and fans, who agreed that the movie was a good piece of fun. It also has two big names, Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, in somewhat atypical roles for them, but both of them did a great job… and yet it failed. We know that a movie has to at least break even to not be considered a failure, and to break even, it has to earn a bit over its budget. Despite everything, The Fall Guy somehow failed to do that.

The reason for this is not known to us, but we do think it’s somewhat problematic that the movie will be heading to digital platforms so soon, and it might just be that people, knowing that fact, simply did not rush to the cinemas to see the movie. They knew they would be able to see it at home soon, so there was no need for them to go to the cinema and that had a potential effect on the total income of the movie.

We’re sad to hear this, as we really liked the movie as well, so to motivate you to give it a chance in the cinemas, here’s a synopsis of the movie:

He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

From real life stunt man and director David Leitch, the blockbuster director of Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and the producer of John Wick, Nobody and Violent Night, comes his most personal film yet. A new hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller and love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated crew of people who make them: The Fall Guy.

We advise you to go check it out, it’s definitely worth it, and there’s no better place to do it than the movie theatre!

Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments