The Finest Hours didn’t do so fine at the box office on opening night

The film made a “moderate’’ amount on Thursday.

–Kevin Winter

The Finest Hours, which tells the tale of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission off the coast of Cape Cod, made just $375,000 on its first night, Variety reports.

The publication classified the movie’s gross-to-date as “moderate’’ and noted that it outperformed two other recently released Disney movies, McFarland and Million Dollar Arm, both of which made less than $300,000 on their first nights. The Finest Hours also fared better than Fifty Shades of Black, Marlon Wayans’s Fifty Shades of Grey spoof that opened Thursday night, according to Variety.

Skies may not clear up for the nautical film, either–it’s expected to make $10 million this weekend, which is an “unpromising’’ start, according to Variety, considering it reportedly cost $70 million to make.


The stars of the action flick, Chris Pine and local boy Casey Affleck, were in Boston Thursday night for a premiere at AMC Loews Boston Common.

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