Monday, May 20, 2024

Box Office: “Entourage” Movie, Even with Bad Reviews, Beat “San Andreas” Last Night


“Entourage,” my guilt pleasure movie of the week, is a hit. Last night Vinnie and the boys took in $5.4 million (including receipts from late Tuesday). They beat “San Andreas,” which had $3.9 million. It Warner Bros. v. Warner Bros, so they’re happy whatevuh, as they say. Melissa McCarthy’s “Spy” will knock them both off this week, and then “Jurassic World” is on the way.

But for this weekend, “Entourage” may finish second to “Spy” if it builds. Reviews were terrible– Tony Scott in the New York Times just went for it– but the movie is a lot of fun, you don’t need to know anything from the series, and if you can hide a flask, I recommend a nice G&T to wash it all down.

Oh yeah: “Aloha” is already at number 7 mid week. This Friday should kill it off. But I’m going to try and see it anyway. You never know…

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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