China’s maximum high priced myth epic movie “Asura” has been pulled from cinemas after a dark establishing weekend, a media document stated on Tuesday.
The 750 million yuan ($112 million) film reportedly made less than 50 million yuan on its weekend debut, the BBC stated.
Loosely based totally on Buddhist mythology, the movie tells the story of a shepherd defensive a mythical heavenly realm from assault.
Manufacturers are reportedly making plans to rework the film and release it again at a later date.
Until the movie achieves lots greater success the second one time spherical, “Asura’s” $105 million loss would make it one in all the largest flops in film records.
The intricate myth film turned into sponsored with the aid of some of China’s main film businesses: Alibaba photos, Zhenjian film Studio and Ningxia film group.
Earlier than its release, the movie changed into showered with reward via state media, with the China day by day calling it the “maximum hotly predicted blockbuster of China’s competitive summer time”.