Aronofsky's mother! deceives the audience

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"This is an interesting case of what appears to be a total disconnect between the critics, who have been fairly receptive, and audiences who are collectively giving mother! their unanimous seal of disapproval with some of the lowest audience scores seen for a wide release film", said comScore's Paul Dergarabedian about the disparity between critics' reviews and the audience's ratings.

"This movie is very audacious and courageous", Paramount's Megan Colligan told The Hollywood Reporter.

'You are talking about a director at the top of his game, and an actress at the top her game. "D's and F's, they shouldn't have made the movie, or they promoted it amusing and the absolute wrong crowd got into it", he said. Everyone wants original filmmaking, and everyone celebrates Netflix when they tell a story no one else wants to tell. This is our version. "And. we didn't do that type of movie". "And it's okay if some people don't like it". But that may say less about the film itself and more about cinemagoers feeling deceived by the film's marketing, since the F grade is shared by several weirdo horror films that were sold as something far more conventional, including William Friedkin's "Bug" and Richard Kelly's "The Box".

"People either love it or they absolutely hate it and I think that's so cool".

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The Brad Pitt-starring low-key action film "Killing Them Softly" earned an F CinemaScore in 2012. "Mother!" opened at $7.5 million from 2,368 theatres, making it the worst launch of "The Hunger Games" star's career. The latter movie brought in $14.8 million this weekend.

Box office observers at Box Office Mojo predict that mother! could tumble in its second weekend by as much as 60%, a devastating figure more common for superhero tentpole releases than smaller horror films.

The Warner Bros. film, based on a Stephen King novel and starring Bill Skarsgard as a creepy clown who terrorizes a sleepy ME town, earned an estimated $60.1 million for the three-day weekend, bringing its domestic total to $218.8 million in only two weeks, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

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