Saturday, June 15, 2024

Box Office: “American Ultra” Bombs, Pierce Brosnan Film DOA as LionsGate Hungry for “Hunger Games”


At least there’s another “Hunger Games” movie coming soon.

LionsGate is otherwise having a bad bad time at the box office. “American Ultra” made $2.1 million last night and bombed. Kristen Stewart didn’t pull in “Twilight” fans to this badly marketed comedy (maybe, I don’t know) with Jesse Eisenberg. Will “Ultra” clear $5 mil this weekend?

Then there’s Pierce Brosnan in “Some Kind of Beautiful.” This film has a ZERO score on Rotten Tomatoes, 12 bad reviews, none positive. Did it screen? What is it? Again, who knows? Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba co-star. Luckily each is financially independent.

“Straight Outta Compton” sails to $100 million today. “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” crosses $150 million. “The Man from UNCLE” hopes to cross $25 million by Sunday night.

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.

Read more

In Other News