Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“Jupiter” Descending: Wachowski Film $16Mil Weekend Box Office Disaster


The numbers are coming in for last night. “Jupiter Ascending” did around $6.2 million for the night, with a projected $16 mil weekend. That’s a bigger box office disaster than most famous flops including “The Lone Ranger” and “After Earth.” They did around $25-$29 mil opening weekends, at least. The Wachowskis are headed to Netflix, kids. If they’re lucky. Hold on, for more…

“Seventh Son” did much worse with only $2.3 million on Friday for a $5 – $6 mil weekend. Universal takes bath, and holds its breath for “Fifty Shades of Grey” opening next Friday. That should whip the studio in shape.

Good news: “Sponge Bob” could rake in $40 million for Paramount. And “The Imitation Game” will hit $75 million by Monday.

Roger Friedman
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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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