History Might Vindicate “Morgan,” But the Box Office Didn’t

Here’s about the most positive thing you can say about Morgan after its disastrous opening weekend: At least director Luke Scott won’t have to look far to find someone who can assure him that artificial intelligence thrillers can go from critical and commercial flop to beloved classic. That said, Scott’s film sure doesn’t look destined to be one day thought of in the same exalted company as his father Ridley’s Blade Runner. Nor is it going to be this year’s answer to Ex Machina, as Morgan’s $1.96 million opening weekend in American theaters makes even the 2015 movie’s modest $36.9 million at the box office look hopelessly out of reach. In slight fairness, Labor Day weekend is a notoriously slow one at the movies, and Morgan didn’t get a full…


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