Studio Universal is dropping Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic from over 2,000 cinemas due to low ticket sales. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder, as well as Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet, only grossed $16.7 million in the US in its first five weeks of release, just over half of its $30 million production cost.

Michael Fassbender as Steve JobsMichael Fassbender stars as the Apple founder in Steve Jobs.

The film only opened on wide release two weeks ago, but it was available to watch in a select number of cinemas three weeks prior. During the initial screenings the film managed to gross half a million in just four cinemas, becoming the year's highest-grossing limited release.

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But poor ticket sales have now caused the film to be removed from more than 2,000 cinemas. The lack of public interest comes despite the film receiving glowing reviews and gaining an 85% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Universal also announced it’s pulling Jem and the Holograms from cinemas after it only grossed $2million in a fortnight.

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Earlier this week Steve Jobs director Danny Boyle revealed that he took on the project after David Bowie refused to let him use his music in a planned film. Boyle said he was left "in grief" following Bowie’s refusal and added that he took on the Jobs biopic to "fill the space in my heart left by the abandoned Bowie script".

Watch the trailer for Steve Jobs below: