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Conan flops at US Box Office


Conan flops at US Box Office

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The highly anticipated action flick “Conan the Barbarian” is on its way to becoming one of this summers box office flops.

Released in August, the film’s opening weekend took a dismal $10 million in the US, the equivilent of nearly €7 million.

The remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cult classic looks unllikely to be as popular as the 80s orginal.

Jason Momoa, who talks about why he wanted the role said:“No, I was a huge fan of Frank Frazetta and Robert Howard, so I was excited to play the role. Maybe it’s just ignorance, I just knew what I wanted to bring to it and I thought I could do a good job and was just really happy to play it. So it was exciting.”

The 2011 version is jam packed with fight scenes as Conan avenges the death of his father.

Momoa continues talking about the challenges of the role:“Keeping injury at bay, because we were doing so much action, it was just one after the other. Just constantly bleeding somewhere, you just staying in good health was the hardest thing.”

The film which cost $90 million to make has received mostly negative reviews. With critics accusing it of having a weak storyline and an over reliance on superfluous special effects.

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