Thursday, May 30, 2024

Box Office: “San Andreas” Has a Big Opening Night, “Aloha” Finishes 5th (Watch First Few Minutes Here)


Friday night lights: “San Andreas” brought in $18.2 million on Friday night because, well, there was nothing else to see. There are predictions of $45-$48 million for the weekend. But that may be overzealous. We’ll see.

“Aloha” came in 5th, and earned $3.6 million. If it makes $10 million for the weekend, everyone will get grass skirts. The first eight minutes are actually available on YouTube for free. That should be enough for anyone. Sony knows it, too.


“Tomorrowland” is still playing.

Originality is not the problem with either “Aloha” or “Tomorrowland.” Those arguments are just steam being blown up the internet’s behind by fake pundits. These are just bad movies. In the fall, when all the Oscar movies are out, the same “writers” will opine about the triumph of original movies.

Go outside.

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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