Ender's Game opened strong but will not produce a new franchise for Lionsgate/Summit.
That's the consensus from analysts Monday after Gavin Hood's sci-fi epic opened to a solid $28 million in North America.
"The film did not draw well from young adults, despite the book's popularity," MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler wrote in an investors note on Monday. "Roughly 54 percent of the audience was over the age of 25. A good but not great CinemaScore of B+ is not likely to hold moviegoer interest, with Thor: The Dark World opening next week."