Saturday, July 13, 2024

One Direction: Teeny Bop Doc Falls Short on Opening Night with $8.9 Mil


Well, all you One Direction fans. You did not get out there last night to help the Faux Fab Five beat Justin Bieber’s opening night for his documentary. “One Direction: This is Us” did $8.9 million last night, a far cry from Bieber’s $13.1 mil Friday night opening a couple of years ago for “I Don’t Wear Shirts,” er, “Never Say Never.”

So “The Best Song Ever” wasn’t enough to draw out the tweeny girls. I’m surprised. Anyway, four day weekend could give Sony a $30-$33 million take, which isn’t bad. In real movie news, Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” made $3.6 million on Friday night, will have a nice $15 million weekend as it speeds toward its inevitable $100 million domestic.

“Getaway,” the worst reviewed movie of the year so far, made $1.4 million last night. That’s pretty good all things considered.

More numbers to come…

Here’s the video for Best Song Ever. It’s pretty funny.


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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