Self/Less: Yet Another Ryan Reynolds Flop

The animation Minions was such a success that it crashed two newcomers, Self/Less and The Gallows.



Focus Features’ Self/Less flopped, picking up roughly $5.4 million from 1,953 locations. The sci-fi thriller about a radical medical procedure is the latest fumble for Ryan Reynolds, who is still laboring to get out from under the massive failures of “The Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.”

A trailer for the actor’s lastes picture, Deadpool, his R-rated comic book adaptation, made a strong impress at Comic-Con this weekend.

“Self/Less” was produced for $26 million, partly financed by foreign pre-sales, which should limit Focus’ and co-backer Endgame’s financial exposure.

Overall ticket sales were robust, improving nearly 40% over the year-ago period when “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” kicked off with $72.6 million.