Circle, The: James Ponsoldt’s Feature, one of Tom Hanks’ Weakest Films

Slapped with a rare D+ CinemaScore and a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Circle is one of Tom Hanks’ weakest vehicles.

The film earned $9.3 million from 3,163 theaters, falling short of its double-digit projections.

The low-budget feature–only $18 million–was acquired by EuropaCorp for an estimated $8 million.

The Circle

The Circle hoped to draw audiences by tapping into current anxieties about urgent issues of technology and privacy.

In the movie, Hanks plays the CEO of a Silicon Valley social media company. His young employee, played by Rmma Watson, finds herself wrapped up in an experiment that tests ethical limits.

James Ponsoldt directed the movie and co-wrote the script with Dave Eggers, who wrote the novel on which the movie was based.