The launch of The First Man was not as successful as expected. I mean The First Man as film not as the first on Moon astronaut Neil Armstrong who is played in the movie by Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling. On its debut on 3640 screens including IMAX, which gives the spectator the real feel of space flight, the picture made only 16.5 million dollars. Well behind weekend winner Venom ($35.7 million) and a second placed A Star Is Born ($28 million).