Sunday, May 19, 2024

Bieber Bombs: “Documentary” Drops 19% After First Day


School’s out so there’s no excuse. Justin Bieber’s beliebers have not shown up at the cineplex for him. His “Believe” movie opened on Wednesday. The next day, yesterday, the film dropped 19% at the box office. The film went from $1.25 million on Wednesday to $1 million on Thursday. That means even in a limited release, “Believe” is a dud in the making.

That may also explain proclamations of retirement by the teen pop star this week.

The 19% drop is particularly worrying because the other movies pitched at kids– “Walking with Dinosaurs,” “Frozen,” and “The Hobbit”– all had significant increases on Thursday from Wednesday.

Meantime, the holiday weekend’s biggest loser, “47 Ronin,” dropped 47% from Wednesday. Whoever went on Christmas Day obviously didn’t recommend it to friends.

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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