I don’t have a horse in that race, but from what I’ve read about the book and the film’s production, they decided to throw out huge chunks of the book’s story and discarded its narrative structure, which were elements that were intrinsic to the book’s success. That doesn’t seem to have helped with critics and it may have turned off fans of the book. What they were left with, at least as far as I can see in the trailers and advertising, is something that doesn’t seem to have a coherent message for why someone needs to see it in a theater. Those who were still interested in seeing the film might have been further discouraged from seeing it specifically in a theater when the press tour emphasized that Amazon was a co-sponsor and will have it on streaming soon. So why go on and pay for it today when it’s already been announced it’s coming to streaming soon enough?