Rhythm Section, The: Paramount’s Spy Thriller Bombs at Box-Office

Paramount’s spy thriller The Rhythm Section, starring Blake Lively, has tanked in ninth-place with a $2.9 million launch at 3,049 North American locations, well below pre-release expectations.

Opening-day audiences have given the film an unimpressive C+ Cinemascore to go with its 29% Rotten Tomatoes mark from critics.

Lively teams with Jude Law in “Rhythm Section,” an R-rated action drama about a woman investigating a plane crash that killed her family.

The project has a respectable pedigree as it’s produced by “James Bond” mainstays Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and carries a $50 million price tag.

Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) directed the movie from a script by Mark Burnell, based on one of his Stephanie Patrick novels.