Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Bieber Documentary Ends Run with Just 7 Theatres, Made One Thousand Bucks Thursday


The Justin Bieber documentary “Believe” will end its four week run in theatres with just seven locations starting today. Yesterday the flop infomercial made just $1,000 in 77 locations. The total take comes to $6.2 million.

This news comes in a week when Bieber, 19, had a police raid in his suburban Los Angeles home on a complaint from his neighbor that Bieber egged his house. The neighbor is claiming $20,000 in damage. The local sheriff’s department, already annoyed with Bieber over past indiscretions, arrested one of his pals during the 8:30am raid for cocaine possession. They also confiscated Bieber’s cell phone. Who knows what else they will find?

Bieber had a successful world tour in 2013. But his new album, “Journals,” was as much of a disaster as the film. His audience is pre-tweens who rely on parents for money to buy all his tickets, albums and merchandise. Bieber doesn’t seem to realize that his behavior in the last few months– including showing up late for concerts– is now having a deleterious effect on his sales.

Justin Bieber started out on YouTube seven years ago. He could wind up back there very quickly. The wheels are starting to come off his multi-million dollar wagon.

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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