Promise: Armenian Genocide Melodrama is Huge Flop, Despite Christian Bale and Oscar Isaacs

Rather strangely, there has never been a good American film about the tragedy of the Armenian genocide.

The latest effort to deal with this significant issue, The Promise, is a huge flop, both artistically and commercially.

The film is falling short after earning $1.4 million from 2,251 locations on opening day, Friday, April 21.

Its current weekend estimates stand at a dismal $4 million, against a big budget.

Set during the Armenian Genocide and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale, the movie from Open Road Films on behalf of Survival Pictures has pledged to donate all proceeds to philanthropy.