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So Much For A Comeback! Keanu Reeves' '47 Ronin' Flops With $175 Million Loss

Universal Pictures epic is tanking at the Box Office

Keanu Reeves' big comeback movie 47 Ronin is on track to lose $175 million for Universal Pictures in an inadverted late bid for one of the biggest flops of the year.

The samurai epic was released over the festive period in the US, but has really struggled to find an audience in cinemas - and now The Hollywood Reporter reckons the best it can hope for is to recover its minor marketing budget - meaning its entire production total of $175 million will quite possibly be completely lost.

Keanu Reeves (Studio Still)

Sadly it means not only a disaster of a return for Reeves, but also a disappointing start for first-time director Carl Rinsch. The movie sees a half-Japanese former slave (Reeves) joining a band of samurai in a bid to avenge the death of their fallen master.

Reviews have been scathing, with an atrocious 12% rating given to it on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

It's been a troubled project from the outset, with its original release date actually slated for way back in November 2012. Universal have reportedly now taken the bizarre step of logging the loss in its previous quarters - meaning their otherwise hugely profitable year still looks fairly spotless.

They've had a cracker of a 2013 otherwise, with Despicable Me 2 and Fast & Furious 6 both pulling in huge numbers of cinemagoers the world over.

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