U.K. Box Office: $20M Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman Thriller Opens to Just $69

MOMENTUM Still 1 -H 2015
Courtesy of Starz Digital

'Momentum' scored a per-screen average of $6.90, with two theaters not selling a single ticket.

While Lionsgate may well be disappointed that its final Hunger Games installment didn't quite hit the levels set by its predecessors in its opening weekend, spare a thought for the team behind action-thriller Momentum.

International Weekend 12/6/15

Rentrak for Weekend of 12/6/15
Weekend Cume
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 $32.4M $296.8M
2. Spectre $23.0M $607.5M
3. The Good Dinosaur $19.4M $55.4M
4. In the Heart of the Sea $17.1M $17.1M
5. The Martian $13.5M $350.0M
6. Point Break $12.0M $12.0M
7. Fall in Love Like a Star $11.0M $15.0M
8. Bridge of Spies $10.0M $41.8M
9. Inside Men $6.6M $35.0M
10. Victor Frankenstein $5.0M $19.2M

The South Africa-shot film, with an estimated $20 million production budget and starring Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko, didn't just stumble at the U.K. box office, but seemingly tripped up on a towel in the changing room and failed to make it to the starting line, taking a measly £46 ($69) in its debut.

Momentum may not have opened wide, and in fact was available simultaneously as a digital download, but its 10-cinema U.K. release offers a per-site average of just $6.90, with two theaters failing to sell a single ticket, according to figures from Rentrak.

Although British audiences may have been unenthusiastic about Momentum, the film – which follows a thief who becomes unwittingly embroiled in a terror plot — fared better in the U.A.E., where according to Box Office Mojo it has earned $275,000 since opening last month, and in Russia, where it scored an opening weekend of $250,000 back in July. No figures are yet available for the U.S., where Starz gave the film a limited release on Oct. 16.

Momentum currently has a 26 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter described it as a "daft action flick" with a part for Freeman "that might well have been shot in half a day," while Empire said it was "one of the worst films you won't see in 2015."