Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Box Office: “Spectre” $30 Mil Behind “Skyfall” But Still No Slouch, Brad-Angelina Ouch


James Bond “Spectre” hit $130 million this weekend, which is no slouch. Every studio would like that hit. Still, Bond 24 is running $30 mil behind “Skyfall.” Well, the latter movie was a phenom because it was excellent, and it had the Adele song. Can you imagine if Adele had the “Spectre” song right now as she was launching her new album? OMG as they say.

Alas, Sam Smith has the “Spectre” song. No one wants to hear it. Last night Smith appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to sing with Disclosure on one of their songs. He didn’t even promote “Writing’s on the Wall.” He also now sounds a lot like Michael McDonald. Maybe he can cover “What a Fool Believes” next or have a sing off with Jimmy Fallon, who imitates McDonald perfectly.

Meantime, Brad and Angelina scored just $95,000 on “By the Sea” at 10 theaters. Let’s just say crowds did not race to their cinemas to see the most famous couple in moviedom harangue each other in soft focus. I still say this movie has to be based on the famous song from “Sweeney Todd,” as seen here:

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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