Geostorm: Another Flop Starring Gerard Butler?

Despite earlier predictions and expectations, Gerard Butler (“Phantom of the Opera”) has never become a bona fide movie star.

Moreover, most of the films in which he leads have been both critical and commercial flops.

“Geostorm,” a weather disaster drama starring Gerard Butler and directed by Dean Devlin, is heading towards a fiscal disaster for Warner.

Though the film is projected to perform with a modest $12.5 million at 3,246 venues, it’s also has a $100 million budget.

The film has been released internationally and garnered roughly $7.4 million on Friday, bringing the global cumulative total to $29.8 million in addition to Friday’s domestic $4.3 million.

Both “Only the Brave” and “Geostorm” may face difficulties at the box office as a result of real-life natural disasters.

“Geostorm” is set in a near future where climate-controlling satellites malfunction, triggering massive storms — which may have hit a little close to home in the wake of the recent massive damage from hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

“Only the Brave” is based on the true story of the 19 Arizona firefighters who died in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which also may put off some moviegoers due to the recent Northern California wildfires that have left 42 dead and torched 5,700 structures. The film, which stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale, and Jennifer Connelly and was financed by Black Label Media, has a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which may lend it some pull over the weekend.