Monday, June 17, 2024

Hollywood Superstars Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Join Peers Depp, Bullock, Cooper, Roberts in Box Office Busts


On Thursday night, “By the Sea,” starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, made $5,908. That’s less than they spend on lunch with their six kids, nannies and bodyguards.

From Monday-Thursday this week, “By the Sea” lured almost no customers. It made $32,000 in four weekdays. Its total is now $127,000.

Friday night should not be much better. Indeed, this is likely the last week “By the Sea” is in any theaters. Rejected by reviewers and audiences, the Pitt-Jolie experiment is headed to video and VOD.

Even abroad, there’s not much interest. So far “By the Sea” has only been released in Italy and Sweden. Europeans, like Americans, probably think it’s a foreign film. The question is, where is not one?

So far this has been a dreary season for “movie stars.” Johnny Depp in “Black Mass” has been so so. Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper each have had disasters. This weekend, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman are in one together. Now we can add Brangelina.

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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