Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Box Office: “Django,” “Les Miz” Cross $100 Mil Mark


The weekend box office: this is funny– the winner is “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” which made $23 million– but almost half of that — $10 million was on Friday night. Usually movies do better on Saturday, then plateau off on Sunday. In this case, that movie did worse each successive night. Word of mouth must not have been very good. Oh well. “Django Unchained” and “Les Miserables” each crossed the $100 million mark, “Skyfall”–with already a billion worldwide–is set to $300 million domestically on Monday or Tuesday. “The Hobbit” came in third, and is still booming. Bette Midler and Billy Crystal are still ahead of Tom Cruise, although “Jack Reacher” is starting to post good numbers abroad and technically broke even this weekend– it’s a moneymaker, if not a huge one. And this year’s Oscars will feature many films with big followings. “Argo,” “Flight,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” and “Lincoln” have all done extremely well. It’s not like some years (i.e. “The Hurt Locker”) in which no one had seen the winner.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News