Fred Durst’s Movie Starring John Travolta Bombed in its Opening Weekend
The Fanatic, which brought together the incredible talents of director Fred Durst and Academy Award nominee John Travolta, endured a colossally bad first weekend at the box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, which appeared on 52 screens in America, grossed a TOTAL of just $3,153, with the highest single-screen take registering $736. The Reporter projects that the film will be Travolta’s career-worst opening take once the final Labor Day three-day weekend grosses are tallied.
The film marks Travolta’s fourth straight box office bomb. In a Valley of Violence (2016), also starring Ethan Hawke, grossed $29,343 from 33 theaters on its first weekend ($53,647 total lifetime). Killing Season (2013), also starring Robert DeNiro, took in $27,713 from 12 locations ($53,646 total lifetime). Gotti (2018), which starred Travolta in a lead role and received a more traditional release, grossed $1.7 million in its first weekend (503 screens) and finished at $4.3 million.
The Fanatic was always destined for VOD, where it will appear on September 6.