Saturday, June 22, 2024

Cameron Diaz –With Terrible Reviews– Can Open a Movie! “Other Woman” Scores $25 Mil Weekend


Cameron Diaz can open a movie, even if it has terrible reviews. “The Other Woman” scored $9.3 million last night and is headed to a $25 million weekend. What’s the secret? Diaz is a gifted comedian and knows how to sell a film. Other than that, it’s hard to say.

“The Other Woman” will be a big hit ever for Nick Cassavetes, son of the late legend John Cassavetes. Nick has worked hard for years with lots of films like “Blow” and “John Q,” and was even the proposed director of the never made “Gotti” film. His mother is the famed actress Gena Rowlands. Neither parent… well, look, everyone has to pay bills.

“The Other Woman” also stars Nikolas Coster-Waldaj, who raped his fictional sister last week on “Game of Thrones.” Maybe he’s a draw too. Nikki Minaj, former agitator of “American Idol” fame, is also featured.

“The Other Woman” has a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s destined for airplanes and VOD. But if it keeps clicking, there will undoubtedly be sequels. So congrats!

At least these people made a movie that people wanted to see. Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” has transcended its bottom line. It’s a total loss in its second weekend. Out the window: $100-$125 million. Poof. Goodbye. At least it wasn’t Warner Bros.’ loss this time.

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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