Shaft (2019): Reboot, Starring Samuel Jackson, Dismal Failure

Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shaft, produced for $35 million, starring Samuel L. Jackson, flopped with a dismal $8.3 million in sales from 2,952 locations.

That’s less than half of what box office watchers predicted the follow-up would make in its first three days of release.

By comparison, “Shaft,” in 2000, debuted with $21.7 million.

The latest remake reunites three generation of Shaft men, played by Jackson, Jessie Usher, and Richard Roundtree, who starred in the original 1971 movie.