Monday, May 20, 2024

Uh Oh: Real Numbers on “Spectre” Were $70.2 Mil, Three Mil Less Than Reported


James Bond “Spectre” came in at $70.2 million, not $73 million as reported yesterday.

Sony’s actual totals were considerably off base. Whoops! And that’s not great news considering it’s almost $20 million less than the opening weekend for “Skyfall.”

“Spectre” is now more in line with pre-“Skyfall” Bond movies.

What didn’t help: Daniel Craig bad mouthing the movie and the process before hand. And the theme song. Both of these incidents were buzzkill. Especially that dang song– no radio play for it in the US really hurt. LOA– Lack of Adele– did them in.

Again we are reminded, there is no such thing as a cinch.

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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