Sunday, April 14, 2024

Box Office: Low Budget Horror Film Slays Ryan Reynolds, Bruce Willis, Kristen Wiig


Low budget film “The Conjuring” ripped the competition last night at the box office. The horror film took in over $17 million and slaughtered Ryan Reynolds “RIPD,” Bruce Willis in “Red 2,” and Kristen Wiig in “Girl Most Likely.” The latter did so poorly gave no figures for Friday night. But the other two did (and maybe they shouldn’t have). “RIPD” is RIP, ironically. It took in $4.8 million with a possible $12 million weekend. Goodnight! And “Red 2” didn’t do much better: $6.34 million. If they make $18 mil for the weekend, they’ll be happy. Paradoxically, Adam Sandler’s awful “Grown Ups 2” hangs in there in the top 5. And there are three sequels in the top 10. More details on Sunday morning…

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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