Sunday, April 14, 2024

Funny Females: “The Heat” Squashes “White House Down” to 3rd Place


“The Heat” — with its funny female cops– squashed other box office newcomer “White House Down” on Friday night. But “Monsters University” beat both of them, thanks to school finally being out. “The Heat” made $13.6 million compared to $9 million for “WHD.” The “Monsters” flick was at $14.3 million. “The Heat” stars movie vet and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock with comedienne Melissa McCarthy as FBI agents. It’s supposed to be funny, and is. “White House Down” is supposed to a be a serious film about the White House being invaded. It’s funny, unintentionally. “WHD” almost finished fourth last night. It beat “World War Z” by a mere $39,000.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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.

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