Sunday, April 21, 2024

Melissa McCarthy “Tammy” Poised for 5 Day Weekend Box Office Disaster


“Tammy” was a hit song long ago by Debbie Reynolds, America’s sweetheart. Now it’s a movie starring Melissa McCarthy, directed by her husband, Ben Falcone. How times have changed! Tammy is no longer a starry eyed love struck young woman. In the new world, Tammy is pretty much Curly from the Three Stooges. No one wants to see this.

On Wednesday, “Tammy” opened to $6.2 million including Tuesday sneak peeks. The forecast calls for pain, to quote Robert Cray. Predictions are that “Tammy” may just hit $30 million for the Weds-Monday slot. Look, it couldn’t have been that expensive.

Anyway, it’s not like it’s a good movie. 67 bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes? Go see “Begin Again.” Save “Tammy” for an airplane ride or Netflix. Catch Melissa McCarthy on TV for free.

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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