Following the limited release from the weeks, Tom Hank’s comedy-drama ‘A Man Called Otto’ has finally been released in the overall USA and received an average response. From limited to wide, the critical reaction of the audience and critics to the film are too mixed— an average film for critics and well-watch for family audiences. The simple basic is that audience is more important than critics but despite good word of mouth from the audience, at the ticket window, ‘A Man Called Otto’ has not received much well response from the audience despite the nationwide release being huge.
Is A Man Called Otto Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, Sony Pictures ‘A Man Called Otto’ nationwide released in the USA on Jan 13, 2023, in over 3800 theatres alongside ‘House Party’ and ‘Plane’, collecting $4.05 million on its opening day and $12.60 million on its wide weekend at the domestic box office— looks good start but completely underperforming compared to its screens and cost. Overall, ‘A Man Called Otto’ has so far grossed $64.26 million domestically and $48.48 million overseas, a global total of $112.76 million.
Despite receiving favorable reviews from the audience, ‘A Man Called Otto’ has average at the box office because of its medium budget. The production cost of Sony Pictures’ comedy-drama is $50 million before P&A, while break-even is far away. After the average performance from the wide release, ‘A Man Called Otto’ is going for $105 million lifetime globally, which is not enough for ‘A Man Called Otto’ to become a proper successful film— in short, the average performance for production with no loss and no profit, still better than a box office failure.
It was limited released on Christmas 2022, but still, is counted as a film of 2023 considering the wide release date, and also unofficially the first of the year for Sony Pictures after the average performance. Despite being a good film and good characters, there is no good response from the audience, incomprehensible at times, and no one can be blamed for this. But still, there is hope that digitally it will do well.
In critical response on cards— ‘A Man Called Otto’ has received a 7.5/10* IMDb rating based on 100k+ votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 69/100% based on 204 critical reviews.