Jennifer Lawrence is typically a box-office draw, but not even she could save “Mother!”
The Darren Aronofsky film received a rare F grade from CinemaScore and bombed at the box office, earning just $7.5 million in its opening weekend. That makes it Lawrence’s worst box office performance for a wide release, according to Rare.us.
But when asked by “Entertainment Weekly” about the lackluster response to “Mother!” the Academy Award-winning actress said:
“The people who love it, love it and want to see it another time. The people who don’t like it, absolutely despise it ... There is no middle ground. We knew that it was divided. That’s what’s so exciting -- everybody is going to feel something. It’s going to create a conversation. It’s going to create a controversy. Nobody is going to leave not getting something from it.”
Paramount Pictures, which distributed “Mother!” released an official statement that called the film “very audacious and brave.”
Popular movie critic site Rotten Tomatoes awarded the film a rating of 68 percent out of 100.
“There's no denying that ‘Mother!’ is the thought-provoking product of a singularly ambitious artistic vision, though it may be too unwieldy for mainstream tastes,” the Rotten Tomatoes critic consensus reads.
Twitter users were divided about the movie.
Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.
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