Friday, July 19, 2024

Friday Box Office: Dinosaurs Whomped by Pixar, But Jurassic At $640 Mil Worldwide


Pixar’s brilliant “Inside Out” debuted at number 1 last night, beating “Jurassic World” by $5 million. “Inside Out” took in a huge $34.2 million to “Jurassic”‘s $29 million.

But wow– those are Friday night numbers. That’s the second Friday for “Jurassic,” which now has $640 million in the bank world wide. China alone represents $100 million in the box office.

On the lower end of things, the Brian Wilson Beach Boys movie “Love and Mercy” is dead. They expanded to 792 theaters last night and made less than they did last Friday when they were in 573 locations.

I said it from Day 1– Roadside Attractions is Roadkill. They don’t know how to release a movie. “Love and Mercy” got solid reviews. Everyone who’s seen it has loved it. But Roadkill has no marketing or public relations. Nothing about this release makes any sense. I’ll get into this more tomorrow. But why anyone would sell them a movie now is a mystery to me. “All Is Lost” has become their motto.

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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