Controversial Robert the Bruce movie made just £18.4k on opening weekend

The movie, which stars Angus MacFadyen and is a sequel to the box office smash Braveheart, caused a stir online after it was “banned” by cinema chain Cineworld.

 The movie stars Angus MacFadyen
Angus MacFadyen
Social media users criticised the cinema giants over their alleged refusal to show the flick.

But Cineworld bosses performed a U-turn and said the film would be screened at a number of its cinemas across Scotland.

Now figures from the British Film Institute have shown that Robert the Bruce raked in £18,447 in its opening weekend.

By contrast, fellow new release Yesterday pulled in £2 million.

The Sun reported in 2013 how fellow Scots flick The Wee Man hammered a string of Hollywood blockbusters on its opening weekend.

The big-screen adaptation of hard man Paul Ferris’ life story took more cash for screenings across the UK that Django Unchained and Disney hit Monsters Inc 3D.

Only acclaimed musical Les Miserables – starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe – enjoyed better figures.

Robert the Bruce caused a stir online after the apparent ban from Cineworld.

Patriotic group Scottish NOT British were one of the first pages online to blast the decision.

Plenty of people were quick to slaughter Cineworld for the apparent decision not to show the film last week.

It’s on at The Tower in Helensburgh from July 12.

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