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'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/14/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Charlie Hunnam in a scene from, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Charlie Hunnam in a scene from, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived.

This image released by Disney shows the Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, left, and Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel in a scene from Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Disney shows the Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, left, and Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel in a scene from Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

Studio estimates on Sunday say director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" opened to a bleak $14.7 million from more than 3,700 locations against a costly $175 million production budget.

This image released by Disney-Marvel shows Zoe Saldana, from left, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, in a scene from, "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2." (Disney-Marvel via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Disney-Marvel shows Zoe Saldana, from left, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, in a scene from, "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2." (Disney-Marvel via AP)

The action pic starring Charlie Hunnam as Arthur debuted in third place behind the raunchy, R-rated Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comedy "Snatched," in second place with $17.5 million.

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Goldie Hawn, right, and Amy Schumer in a scene from "Snatched." (Justina Mintz/20th Century Fox via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Goldie Hawn, right, and Amy Schumer in a scene from "Snatched." (Justina Mintz/20th Century Fox via AP)

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continued its first place reign with $63 million. The "Guardians" sequel has earned $246.2 million domestically in just two weeks.

Neither "King Arthur" nor "Snatched" were well-received by critics. "Snatched" fell behind Schumer's "Trainwreck," which opened to $30.6 million in July 2015.

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