Aaron Paul’s movie career has hit a speed bump. The Breaking Bad actor’s first lead role, Need for Speed, opened in third place this weekend with a disappointing $17.8 million domestic, which everybody knows is not very much money. You could hardly even live off that.
This is a rare occurrence for a movie about cars that go fast. Perhaps they just were not furious enough. Although the $66 million project did perform nicely overseas with a take of $45.6 million, but that’s probably not enough to turn Need for Speed into a franchise about a guy with a really round head who drives places quickly that the studio was hoping for. I’m sure that Aaron Paul will bounce back with future roles, but in the meantime, he’s making me feel so sad. Just look at how he’s taking the news.
I’ve been waiting to use this picture for months. (THR)