The Three Musketeers Flops, Milla Jovovich is NOT Happy

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The Three Musketeers (2011) Movie Character PosterIf approached with the right mindset, Paul W.S. Anderson’s take on Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers” can be a fun action-adventure, swashbuckling type of film. It’s certainly goofy enough, with some of the most howl-inducing lines of dialogue I’ve heard in a big-budget Hollywood studio film in decades. At times, I was convinced the movie was some kind of bad Saturday Night Live skit. Still, despite its lack of ambitions, it was certainly entertaining, and I’m a bit shocked the film has flopped so badly at the box office.

In its first week, the movie opened in fourth place with a below average $8.8 million. With an estimated production budget of around $75 million, the film has already earned $64 in overseas box office, but even that is somewhat low for a Hollywood-made action movie, which usually translates well in places where English is not necessary to enjoy the ‘splosions. Then again, a lot of the film’s hidden gems can be glean from the English dialogue, so the language barrier might have gotten in the way.

So whose fault is it? Star Milla Jovovich (who plays Milady in the movie, and is also married to its director Paul W.S. Anderson, so yes, she has a LOT invested in the movie) puts the blame squarely on the movie’s distributor Summit Entertainment. The actress lashed out via her Twitter account with a series of tweets over the weekend making her point:

Milla Jovovich Musketeer Tweets

She’s not far off. I didn’t really see a whole lot of “Three Musketeers” commercials leading up to the Friday release of the film. It almost seems as if Summit just decided to cut bait at the last minute after realizing a) there was no appetite for their movie and b) that “Paranormal Activity 3″ was going to be a monster, so why bother? It’ll be interesting to see how Summit responds to Jovovich’s tweets, if they do at all.

It’ll also be interesting to see how Warner Bros. reacts, since they were also working on their own version of the “Three Musketeers” last we checked…

Milla Jovovich in The Three Musketeers (2011) Movie Image

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Was tempted to see this, but it looked too family oriented for me. I didn’t want to take the whole family. Just me and the mistress.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s goofy as hell.

  • LionHeart

    I was always basically looks at this in the same vein of Pirates of the Caribbean.
    Just…less good. >_>

  • X_p

    ya this was just a time-piece movie trying to ride the coat tails of certain pirates. the movie just looks awful and thats my reason for not paying to see it, for free later?…maybe. also i think her talking all that trash will just keep her off any filmakers list for potential work for a long time.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Maybe with Summit, but not with the actual filmmakers. The fact that she’s taking Summit to task for not promoting the movie enough, I think, would actually endear her to filmmakers and make them want to cast her more.

      • X_p

        ya i guess so, I thought i saw a bunch of ads during football but maybe thats why i think it was a bad rip-off cus thats how they advertised it to me. it brought up old memories of that old kiefer sutherland “three musketeers”, which is odd cus i dont think i even saw that movie.

  • Danmillion99

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