Benedict Cumberbath has revealed that he never expected his film The Fifth Estate to be a blockbuster hit.

The actor played the lead role of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the film which had the worst opening weekend takings of a film all year.

Speaking to GQ Cumberbatch explained, "Well I always thought that Disney and Dreamworks were odd bedfellows for such a specialist topic, really. The parallel is The Social Network, but everyone uses Facebook, not everyone is au fait with WikiLeaks. This was never going to be popcorn multiplex film.''

Despite its poor performance in the box office, he is proud of his work in the film, "Whether the film has a big box office or not, the response to how I have performed has done me huge favours. You know, it's the first lead role I've had and it's caused this much attention."