Wikileaks Drama Getting Hacked at the Box Office
October 19, 2013
The mystery of Julian Assange continues as DreamWorks' Wikileaks drama "The Fifth Estate" looks to be all but M.I.A. at the box office. Bill Condon's tech-themed feature could spill only $2.4 million worth of secrets this weekend, according to insiders, for one of the worst wide openings of the year.
The Wikileaks drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has a per-screen-average of $1,355 Friday evening -- that's the second-worst per-screen take of 2013 behind the Ed Harris submarine bomb "Phantom" ($454 per/screen).