Some early domestic box office tracking for James Gray’s science fiction version of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness (inspired Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now) via BoxOfficePro suggests the film could be looking at a domestic opening in the range of $15-25 million.

The film stars Brad Pitt as Roy McBride, an astronaut that is tasked to find his father played by Tommy Lee Jones, who the government believes is hiding off-world.

Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, John Ortiz, and Donald Sutherland also have roles in the movie.

There is a chance that tracking could uptick slightly in the direction of $30 million given that star Brad Pitt is getting some heat and box office success from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which might translate to general audiences looking to see Pitt in another movie and the science fiction angle could help.

The recent trailer seemingly shows-off multiple off-world colonies/military outposts possibly on the Moon and Mars.

20th Century Fox has given Ad Astra a release date of September 20th.


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