Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart

"American Ultra's" young famous stars, stoner jokes and action sequences couldn't save it from finishing last at the box office.

It's a formula screenwriter Max Landis thought would give the comedy a fighting chance among its competition over the weekend, but the scribe mused on Twitter Saturday that original films - along with his profession - are no longer relevant.

In a series of tweets, he wrote that "American Ultra" “lost [at the box office] to a sequel, a sequel reboot, a biopic, a sequel, and a reboot.” The Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg movie received mixed reviews, (that he referred to as "divisive") and still performed poorly to the universally panned "Hitman: Agent 47," which is based on a video game.

Landis added: “The argument that can/will be made is: big level original ideas don't $. Is trying to make original movies in a big way just not a valid career path anymore for anyone but Tarantino and Nolan?”

"Straight Outta Compton," a biopic based on rap group NWA, was the No. 1 movie for the second week, followed by "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" and "Sinister 2."

American Ultra
American Ultra
"Everyone's getting smoked."
R1 hr 36 minAug 21st, 2015

Mike is an unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe, is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a...Read More